Youth Speaks Competition Debate

Seven school teams entered the Rotary Club Youth Speaks competition held at Belmont School recently. Belmont Academy, Kyle Academy and Wellington School each represented the seniors category, which is for ages 14 to 17, with Kyle submitting two teams. The other intermediate category, for 11 to 14 years of age, received ... More

Annual Kümmel Cup Golf Match Returns – 14 October 2022

After a two-year, covid-enforced postponement, the club’s traditional, annual Kümmel Cup Golf match staged a welcome return. This year’s event took place at the St Nicholas Golf Club course in Prestwick where an unfortunately depleted group of four competed for this prestigious trophy and the accompanying bottle of ... More

Kyle Academy Debaters Win Rotary District Final

Sponsored by our club, Kyle Academy's accomplished young debaters travelled to Glasgow to compete in the District Final of Rotary's 'Youth Speaks - A Debate' competition. Amid the august but modern cloisters of Caledonian University Beth Paterson, Murray Graham and Julie Dunn dramatically put both sides of their theme, ... More

Youth Speaks – Kyle Academy Sharpen Up – 14 January 2020

    Kyle Academy's accomplished young speakers chose a controversial topic on their visit to the Rotary Club of Ayr for a dummy run of their Youth Speaks debate. The team will compete in the forthcoming Rotary's District Final, where they will have the full support of their school and of our Club. ... More

Youth Speaks – 12 November 2019

Kyle Academy hosted this year’s Rotary-sponsored Youth Speaks competition. This year saw the introduction of a new debate format. Three teams were entered: Ayr Academy (youngest ever entrants in the senior category), and Carrick Academy along with Kyle Academy (in the intermediate category). The formidable judging panel ... More

Ayr Rotary Club Retains Lady Isle Trophy

    Ayr, Prestwick and Alloway Rotary clubs once again competed for the biennial Lady Isle Trophy. The three events this time were Indoor Bowling, Snooker and Ten-Pin Bowling all held on different evenings. The indoor bowling at Prestwick Bowling Club resulted in a comfortable victory for Prestwick ... More

Youth Speaks – 13 November 2018

Belmont Academy hosted this year’s Rotary-sponsored Youth Speaks competition. Three teams were entered in the “senior” category: Belmont Academy, Ayr Academy and Kyle Academy. The formidable judging panel comprised three former teachers (Eileen Haddow, Lynn McWilliam and Allan McWilliam). Club secretary Craig Wilson ... More

Carrick Academy put on a Good Show

It takes a brave and special person to stand up before their peers and deliver a speech with confidence. Just such a person is Robbie Paterson from Carrick Academy, who was ably supported by Chloe Cairns as the Chairperson and Scott Anderson as the Proposer ofthe Vote of Thanks at the 2018 District 1230 Final of the ... More

Youth Speaks – 28 November 2017

Belmont Academy hosted this year’s Rotary-sponsored Youth Speaks competition. This was the local round to select those teams to go forward to the West of Scotland District stage early next year. Three teams were entered: Kyle Academy in the intermediate category and Carrick Academy along with Belmont in the senior ... More

Mastermind 2017

President Craig once again came up with a fiendishly difficult set of questions for our annual mastermind quiz. There was much murmuring in the ranks throughout the meal as members delved into their distant memories to try to recall, amongst other things, those US presidents of yesteryear, identified on the question sheet ... More