The environmental merits of Ayr Rotary Club’s Ayrshire Coastal Path have been recognised by the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. Biosphere Reserves, usually referred to as Biospheres, are places with world-class environments that are designated to promote and demonstrate a balanced relationship between ... More

Treasure Chest Support for Ayr Academy – 30 November 2018

Gus Iannotti and Ron Ireland went along to the wonderful new Ayr Academy to make a Treasure Chest presentation of £200 to help support an educational trip to London in February. They were met by geography teacher Stephen Gilmour and four of the fifty pupils who will be going on the trip: Callum Smith, Fergal Holohan, ... More

Douglas Hutchison – Director of Education SAC – 20 November 2018

Douglas Hutchison, South Ayrshire’s Depute Chief Executive and Director – People, and himself a former teacher and educational psychologist, came to talk to the club on the Future of Education in Scotland and how it affects South Ayrshire. He described some of the changes which have taken place in the Scottish Educat... More

Race Night a Huge Success

What a great night we had at the races last Friday courtesy of Ian Alexander and his many stable-hands. The event, held at Ayr Rugby Club, had been organised to raise funds for charitable causes but mainly for Crossroads (South Ayrshire) Care Attendant Scheme. Forty-five members and guests attended and the amount raised ... More

District Conference Report – 9 October 2018

The annual District Conference, held this year in Stirling on 6 and 7 October, was attended by President Colin and club Secretary (and ADG) Craig. Both gave an excellent roundup of the weekend activities and provided a moving report on the contributions by several speakers on the theme “Overcoming Adversity”. The ... More

Ayr Rotary Commended at Holyrood

  Ayr Rotary Club and the Ayrshire Coastal Path Pathminders were commended last week in the following motion presented to the Scottish Parliament:   Motion Number: S5M-14050 Lodged By: Claudia Beamish Date Lodged: 21/09/2018 Title: Ayrshire Coastal Path Wins Paths for All Award Motion Text: ... More

The River Garden Project, Auchincruive – 11 September 2018

The River Garden Auchincruive project, which opened in Spring 2018, is a residential training and social enterprise development centre for people in the early stages of recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction, modelled on the three most successful and transformative, self-help organisations for people in recovery ... More

John Dunlop – Job Talk – 4 September 2018

John Dunlop gave the members a comprehensive and amusing resumé of his career, preferring the verb definition of ‘career’ as ‘moving swiftly and in an uncontrolled way’ to describe the route his working life had taken. Rejecting an academic route he began as a management trainee in London, with J.Sainsbury in ... More

Malawi International Project 2010 – 2018

Many newer members of the club had heard talk of the ‘Malawi’ solar power project but could be forgiven for lack of any real understanding – until now. Neil Beattie and Muir Austin gave a well-received, comprehensive review of the project from inception in 2010 up to present day. In 2010, the then International ... More

Rosie Eggo – Dalmilling 1 to 7 Club

Last year the club’s Treasure Chest made a £200 donation to ‘Thegither’ project run by North Ayr Parish Grouping, consisting of Ayr St. Quivox Church, Ayr St. James Church, Newton Wallacetown Church and Lochside Church. This was to help establish an after-school club to educate and entertain young children, a ... More