Catherine Mills on Van Gogh – 2 April 2019

Catherine Mills is a distant relative of Vincent Van Gogh and entertained the members with her knowledge of the artist. Using PowerPoint slides she brought home the wealth and prolific range of his drawings, illustrations and paintings. Being a troubled young man, from a middle class Dutch background, he had attempted to ... More

13th Annual South Ayrshire Rotary Beach Clean

  What a magnificent turnout and performance at the recent Big Rotary Beach Clean, coordinated by Ayr Rotary Club with support from the other clubs of Troon, Prestwick, Alloway and Girvan. This was the biggest one ever and included for the first time the beaches at South Harbour, Ayr and at Curragh, north of ... More

Dobbies Open Morning Saturday 8th March

Our popular annual exhibition event took place in the conservatory at Dobbies Garden Centre on Saturday morning. After a slowish start, interested folk began to drift in and there was quite a buzz through the core mid-morning period. The final visitor headcount was down on previous years which was attributed to the poor ... More

South Korean Impressions – Hazel McCully – 5 March 2019

Our own Hazel McCully delivered an expertly compiled (by her husband!) illustrated presentation on her experience of a spell living in Seoul in South Korea. In her inimitable style Hazel had her audience fascinated and amused in equal measure. Hazel is amazingly well travelled and is extremely adaptable to different ... More

RIP Willie Watters 1935 – 2019

  We are all saddened by the passing of long-time Ayr Rotarian, Willie Watters, who died recently at the age of 83. Willie was admired and liked by everyone, as the tributes from his many friends attest.   A keen, life-long walker and founder member of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, following his ... More

The History of the Victoria Cross – 19 February 2019

The Victoria Cross (VC) was born in the carnage of the Crimean War and is the highest award of the United Kingdom Honours System. It is awarded for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" to members of the British Armed Forces. Local man, Alexander Hall, has a keen interest and admiration for the British Armed Forces and ... More

Youth Speaks Competition Tuesday 12th February

President Colin welcomed Gemma McFarland, Amy Taylor, English Teacher Rachel Greenock, Elise Graham and English teacher Roisin Gillies. The packed room at the Savoy Park were treated to a well rehearsed presentation on Feminism which as explained is the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the ... More

BBC Radio Scotland Out-of-Doors

  The ACP feature on the BBC Scotland, Out-of-Doors programme was broadcast early morning on Saturday 19 January. Catch up on Radio iPlayer or BBC Sounds and listen to the interviews with the pathminders and a super selling of the delights of the path. Well done all.  (PS: feature starts 1h:01m:39s into ... More

Marie Oliver of VASA – 15 January 2019

Voluntary Action South Ayrshire (VASA) is the local Third Sector Interface enabling access to a range of third sector services. Marie Oliver its CEO visited Ayr Rotary Club to explain more about the organisation and its functions. VASA is recognised by Scottish Government and South Ayrshire Council as fulfilling a key ... More

Ayrshire Coastal Path gets more Publicity

The Ayrshire Coastal Path, created and managed by Ayr Rotary Club, was targeted by BBC Radio Scotland’s “Out-of-Doors” programme makers for a feature to be broadcast this Saturday morning (19th January) at 06.30 am. For those of you who don't know 06.30 am then catch up on Radio iPlayer. Mark Stephen, the ... More