New Member Iain McFadzean Joins Ayr Rotary Club

Iain lives in Ayr and is married with two daughters and three grand-daughters. He is a retired accountant having spent the majority of his career in the carpet and computer industries, finishing with Hewlett Packard. Iain has been Chairman of the Ayr branch of the RNLI and Treasurer of Ayr St. Columba Church and is ... More

Allan McFarlane Joins Ayr Rotary Club

New member, Allan McFarlane was enrolled by President Bob Cherry during a recent meeting earlier this month. As a recently retired Retail Bank Director, Allan has returned to his Ayrshire roots after having spent many years in various UK locations. He will join the Treasure Chest committee More

…….and yet another new member Mary-Helen Shakespeare

MARY-HELEN SHAKESPEARE was born in Ayr rather a long time ago and attended Ayr Grammar and then progressed onto Ayr Academy. She then went on to study at Strathclyde University in Glasgow where she met her husband Martin. Having moved to the Lake District for 14 years where they had two children and then moved to ... More

……and yet another new member, Sinclair Williamson

Sinclair has been co-owner of Lochinver Guest House in Ayr, with his partner Berthold for the past 5 years, following a 15-year career with the National Trust for Scotland (NTS). Sinclair’s professional qualifications are in Horticulture. He studied at Auchincruive, and spent a year training in the gardens of Sir Elton ... More

New Member Howard Stevenson

Retired Ninewells Hospital Surgeon, Howard Stevenson and his wife Dianne moved to Ayr from Newport, Fife recently where he was involved with the management of children suffering burn injuries.. In North Fife Rotary Club, Howard served as immediate past President (2019 – 2020) and Ayr Rotary Club is delighted to ... More

New Member Julie Bain

Ayr Rotary Club are delighted to welcome its newest member, Julie Bain. Originally from Glasgow, where she studied applied physics with electronics and worked in engineering, Julie and husband Derek, along with their two sons moved from Dufftown to Ayr, where she was involved with youth and family support work through St ... More

Two New Members Join Ayr Rotary Club

Pat McCall and Hazel McCully are our Club's newest members. Pat has a very simple career path. She went to school at 5 years of age and left when she was 58. A very slow learner, she claims. In 1977 Pat began her teaching career and retired as a Deputy Head Teacher in 2015.Throughout her time in education, she had an ... More

AGM Meeting / SADSA Treasure Chest Presentation – 29 May 2018

Last week’s meeting was our AGM when the usual, end-of-year, administrative business was efficiently dealt with by President Craig Wilson and Secretary Douglas Haddow. Short reports were delivered on scatter week visits to Cumnock, Troon, Kilmarnock and Alloway Rotary clubs.   During the course of the ... More

Six New Members!

Our club has recruited an amazing six new members, two of whom are women. This is particularly satisfying to the club which is keen to increase female numbers. Euan and Katie Nicol have recently moved to Ayr from Blairgowrie and are enjoying life here. The seaside was an attraction to them after their spell in the ... More

Tuesday 8th November Ian Stirling’s Job Talk

Ian amused his fellow Rotarians with an entertaining whistle stop tour of his beliefs, his experiences and his life philosophy. Originally from Dumfries, Ian first attended New College at the University of Edinburgh in 1986, where he focussed on the New Testament gaining a degree in 1989. After a probationary year in ... More