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

Aberlour Children’s Charity

"We help Scotland's struggling children and families at Aberlour we know that not all children are born with an equal chance”. Ayr Rotary Club was privileged to have Sarah McNaught as our guest speaker on Aberlour Orphanage & Children’s Charity. As the Charity’s Head of Marketing and Communications with ... More

Ayrshire Fire & Rescue Service – 26 September ‘23

The members were treated this week to a talk from two very experienced firemen from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Station Commander (Ayr Community Fire Station) Gordon Cairns and Group Commander Rod Anderson. Their presence was particularly appreciated since they had both been involved over the previous 48 ... More

The Future of Aircraft Maintenance at Prestwick Airport

We welcomed the return of our guest speaker Mike Stewart, who provided a talk on ’The Future of Aircraft Maintenance at Chevron Prestwick’.  Mike is currently Director of Maintenance at Chevron Aircraft Maintenance Ltd based at Prestwick Airport, and has a long history in the aviation industry. He started his aviation ... More

Frazer Donaldson  ‘Podiatry helps to put our best foot forward’.

  Frazer was brought up in Alloway, eventually graduating in Podiatry from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2014, and has worked as a Podiatrist in the NHS and private sector since graduating. He now owns a practice Best Foot Forward in Ayr where he serves the local community as well as the Ayrshire Bulls Rugby ... More

Michael Hitchon MBE – Ayr Arts Guild – 22 August

Michael Hitchon needed no introduction to most of the club members given his reputation as the long-term “face” and treasurer of Ayr Arts Guild. His accomplishments in bringing the arts to the Ayr public are legendary in the town. Amongst many other community roles Michael has been president of Kyle and Carrick ... More

Dr. James Keyene, Uganda

THE MBABAALI MEMORIAL SCHOOL FOR ORPHANS Report by Loudon McAndrew In the present climate where too much of the news is negative, it was a pleasure to welcome Dr. James Keyene to give a presentation on the above orphanage. Dr Keyene is a Rotarian as well as being a Doctor of Divinity and a Bachelor of Education. The ... More