Tuesday 9th February Bill Hicks & Jill Scott on the Glasgow Central Hotel

Accomplished journalists Bill Hicks and Jill Scott, presented an entertaining summary of their recently published 160 page, glossy book entitled Glasgow's Grand Central Hotel. They took turns at delivering highlights of their book, which included stories of the good and the great who have graced the rooms of the hotel. ... More

Heather Dunk OBE Principal of Ayrshire College Tuesday 2nd February

Staggering statistics started the stimulating story from Ayrshire College Principal Heather Dunk OBE, at Ayr Rotary’s Tuesday evening meeting. With over 14,000 students covering three campuses in Ayr, Kilmarnock and Kilwinning. having been formed as a result of the merger between Ayr College, Kilmarnock College and ... More

Tuesday 26th January, Samantha Reilly of CHAS

CHAS (Children's Hospice Association Scotland) is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. At the Rotary Club of Ayr meeting on Tuesday, Fundraiser, Samantha Reilly delivered a riveting, no notes presentation on the history and good ... More

Burns Supper Tuesday 19th January

Oh what a night of talent we all experienced last Tuesday and if you now don't know your spicket from your skelpit, you weren't there. And mores the pity for you, because you missed a marvellous night of fun and high class renditions and singing. Even before the festivities began, Mitchell and Clark Young from Ayr ... More

Marian Donnelly of Galloway Forest Park, Tuesday 12th January

Marian Donnelly gave us an inspiring and enthusiastic presentation on Galloway Forest Park which is situated in the heart of Galloway, southern Scotland. The Galloway Forest Park managed by Forestry Commission Scotland offers spectacular views and a diversity of dramatic scenery. Three hundred square miles of wild ... More

Sarah Reid, RYLA Experiences on Tuesday 17th November

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this programme. Young people aged 14–30 are sponsored by Rotary Clubs to attend the event run by the club's district committee. Participants are chosen ... More

Brian McQuillan South Ayrshire Council Tuesday 27th October

Brian McQuillan, Community Engagement Officer of South Ayrshire Council delivered a presentation on Community Engagement Strategy/Health and Social Care Locality Planning. Using slides to illustrate the structure and objectives of the initiative, he said there is a need to know what individuals in the community think ... More

Laura Healy Tuesday 20th October on ‘China and all that’

An experience only dreamt of by her peers, 18 year old Laura delivered an enthralling, clear and visually exciting account of her year with a charity, teaching English in Xinjiang Province one of the poorer provinces in China. After initial training in Beijing she travelled for 6 hours to the far west of China, to the ... More

Gavin Roser on Trade Routes Yesterday & Today Tuesday 29th September

Taking us on a whistle stop tour of global shipping routes, Gavin excited his audience with his energetic delivery and information packed slides. From the strategic importance of the Panama Canal to the crucial position and power of Turkey’s Istanbul, Gavin presented an abundance of detail on the history and current ... More

Tuesday 22nd September Craig Russell on The Northern Cleft Foundation

    We welcomed Craig Russell, Consultant Plastic and Cleft Surgeon at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow to talk about his work in India with The Northern Cleft Foundation. In some countries, Russell explained, a cleft lip and palate was seen as being touched by God, but in others it ... More