District Governor Narek Bido

Narek Bido, governor of Rotary's new District 1320, which covers the south of Scotland, spoke to members of Ayr and Alloway Rotary Clubs on Tuesday. Mr Bido spoke about the importance of boosting Rotary membership and developing the organisation's work on the international stage, and said it was important that regional ... More

The Millenium Link & Falkirk Wheel

The club met last week at Ayrshire College’s Westerly Hotel where staff and students provided us with an excellent meal and waited on us with admirable attention to detail. The club was joined for the evening by a large turnout of ladies from the Ayr Inner Wheel and our guest speaker was George Ballinger, a chartered ... More

Crosshouse Children’s Fund

  Our guest speaker last week was Rebekah McGinn, fundraising manager for the Crosshouse Children’s Fund, delivering care for the children of Ayrshire and Arran. In her excellently delivered presentation, Rebekah explained that the charity’s mission is to improve the experience of those children attending ... More

Burns Supper 23 January 2024

An excellent Burns Supper was held in the Horizon Hotel on Tuesday 23 January 2024. The haggis was piped in and addressed by Jimmy Begg in his usual flawless style. Gordon McKinlay, a past Captain and Past President of Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club and well known in the local amateur operatic society, proposed the ... More

Phil McAnespie – Honey Bee Communication

T The club was buzzing on Tuesday evening when our guest speaker was Phil McAnespie. Phil, a locally well-known and respected beekeeper, and past-president of the Scottish Beekeepers Association (SBA), had previously talked to the club some years ago and had come along this time to explain to the members the amazing and ... More

District Membership Team Meeting

Report by Hazel McCully On 9th December, our district membership lead Doug Forsyth, came to Ayrshire to give an inspirational talk about Rotary and membership. All 9 clubs from Ayrshire had representatives who attended. Was great to see all Rotarians come together. More

Matters Royal in Ayrshire

Nigel Martin gave a talk on ‘Matters Royal in Ayrshire’, with an insight into the workings of the Lieutenancy within Ayrshire, and involvement of Royalty locally at Ayr College. Nigel was born in Prestwick, brought up in Troon, and educated at Marr College, eventually graduating in Law from Glasgow University. He ... More

Cycling Without Age Scotland – CHRISTINE BELL – 31 October ‘23

  Christine Bell was our guest speaker at last week’s meeting where she introduced the members to the global organisation Cycling Without Age, which offers elderly and less mobile individuals opportunities to enjoy the outdoors as passengers on electric trishaws (see below). Despite being, unavoidably, a ... More

The Future of Ayr’s Station Hotel

Our guest speaker Mike Newall, South Ayrshire Council’s incoming Chief Executive Officer who kindly agreed to provide a talk on the ‘Future of Ayr’s Station Hotel, which, experienced an unexpected event recently. Also, Hugh Talbot, the Council’s Buildings Standard Co-Ordinator, who accompanied Mike. Mike has ... More

Lyndsay McRoberts on the ‘Future of Education in South Ayrshire’

Lyndsay is currently Head of Education in South Ayrshire, having taken up the post in April 2022. Prior to school leadership roles, she was Principal Teacher of Pupil Support in East Ayrshire, starting her career as a Biology Teacher within Glasgow City Council. In 2014, Lyndsay became Head Teacher of Kyle Academy, and ... More