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

Goodbye Colonialism, Farewell Feudalism

Our guest speaker Callum Christie, kindly agreed to provide a talk on his experiences in the Colonial Service whilst serving in Zambia and the Barotseland region of Africa during the late 50s, 60s and 70s. Callum was schooled in Aberdeen, eventually graduating from Aberdeen University in 1958 with a degree in Economics. ... More

Martin Cheyne, Chair NHS24

On 4 July 2023, we were treated to an excellent presentation by Martin Cheyne, Chair of NHS24. Dr Martin Cheyne retired after working with ICI for over 30 years, 20 which were overseas in various countries.  Since retiring he has had a number of voluntary positions including Chair of Court at Glasgow Caledonian ... More

Ayrshire Alps Challenge

One of Ayr Rotary Club’s major fundraising event was the Ayrshire Alps Challenge held on Saturday 24th June in partnership with Malawi Fruits, a Scottish charity which provides start up finance, training and support to agricultural enterprises; encouraging smallholding farmers to see their farms as businesses. Fundamen... More

Organised visit to HM Prince of Wales in Rosyth.

Two cars packed with Ayr Rotary Club members travelled to Rosyth, over the new Forth Bridge on a bright summer’s night and joined over 150 guests on board the 65,000 tonnes HM Prince of Wales Aircraft Carrier to celebrate Reserve Forces Day. After security checks we boarded this enormous 280 metre long ... More

VASA Special Recognition Award 2023

Ayrshire Coastal Path creator and Trail Manager Dr Jimmy Begg, has scooped a Special Recognition Award at this year’s South Ayrshire Volunteer Awards recognising his exceptional volunteering over an extended period of time. Jimmy was nominated on account of his exceptional endeavour and commitment in creating and ... More

Mike Williams Receives a PHF Award

At last, Mike Williams receives the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship award for his commitment to Ayr Rotary Club both through his years of generosity to our many charities and his unstinting service as Master at Arms. We applaud Mike, forever the bright light of comedy he brings to the Club, creating that jovial, fun ... More

Jim Nelson PHF Award

At last, Jim's continuous involvement in many many projects has been recognised. His positive influence can be seen in the Salvation Army Food Bank, our Charity Golf Day, the Tree of Remembrance and a steady support to the financial well being of the Club. More

Speaker Alfie Ingram – SCAA – 25 April

Last week, forty-plus members and partners were treated to excellent hospitality and cuisine by the hospitality staff and students at Ayrshire College’s welcoming and comfortable Westerly restaurant. Full marks to them all. Prior to the meal, we were treated to a humorous and wonderfully illustrated presentation by ... More

Newton Primary Shred Skatepark Project

(A partnering arrangement between Newton Primary School and Shred Skatepark of Ayr sponsored and facilitated by Rotary)   The Rotary Club of Ayr have initiated the Newton Primary Shred Skatepark Project, which allows many children from Newton Primary School to collectively enjoy the benefits from their scooter... More