History of Prestwick Airport – Dougal McIntyre 21 April 2015

Dougal McIntyre delivered a very interesting presentation on the history of Prestwick Airport from its inception in the 1930’s to the present day. Dougal’s family has long been associated with the Airport, his father David F McIntyre was involved in the famous flight over Everest in 1933 thereafter he and Lord Clydesdale began the steady development of Prestwick Airport including a flying training school for Tiger Moths opening in 1936 and the “Palace of Engineering” building from the 1938 Empire Exhibition being moved on site in 1940. Dougal McIntyre Mr McIntyre cleverly interwove his own family’s history in the aviation industry with that of the airport, his father having founded both Scottish Airlines and Scottish Aviation. He described the airport’s history from its early days as a grass runway and flying training school in the pre war years through to its military uses during and after the war.... More

Ninth Annual Ayrshire Rotary Beach Clean Sat 28 March 2015

In the space of three hours on a gale-driven Saturday morning, 190 volunteers – members of Ayr, Alloway, Prestwick, Troon and Girvan Rotary Clubs helped by Cub Scouts from St Columba’s Ayr, Guides from Prestwick, and Scouts from Troon, young people from South Ayrshire Befrienders and many members of the public – took ... More

Ayrshire Charity Golf Day 2015

The Rotary Club of Ayr are holding their annual Ayrshire Charity Golf Day on Friday 8 May 2015. The event involves a team of four players (men or women) playing on Belleisle golf course. Coffee and bacon rolls before you start, a free beer tent at the end of the round followed in the evening with a Dinner Dance at Western ... More

Jamie Darling of Ayrshire Golf Tuesday 24th March 2015

Jamie Darling of Ayrshire Golf Scotland delivered a sparkling presentation on the aims and challenges of this newly formed business. Explaining his golf pedigree, which included working in Iceland, Jamie advised his audience about the logo and web site launch last year and how the catchy strap line “Our Golf, Your ... More

Save the Children (Ebola Crisis) receive a cheque from Ayrshire Rotary Clubs

Raised during the 110th Rotary Anniversary Dinner in February, a cheque for £725 was handed over to Heather McGuffie from save the Children. Heather is also a Troon Rotarian. The Rotary Clubs of Alloway, Ayr, Cummnock, Girvan, Prestwick & Troon all participated in the evening.     &nbsp... More

Graham Piggott Chairman of SSAFA Tuesday 17th March 2015

Graham Piggott, a naval officer for 39 years 10 months is chairman of SSAFA South Ayrshire which offers lifelong support for our Forces and their families. SSAFA is a charity that does whatever it takes to get things done. They provide practical support and assistance to servicemen and women, veterans, and their ... More

Neil Beattie & John Ewing on Message in a Bottle project Tuesday 24th February

Neil Beattie and John Ewing delivered a detailed presentation on the new major initiative “Message in a Bottle” The scheme is fully supported by the new South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership together with key partners such as the Community Safety Partnership, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, ... More

Walter Walsh on Behind the Curtain Tuesday 17th February

Our very own Walter Walsh took us on a whistle stop tour of his time as a floor manager in the theatre. Starting in London’s west end after being ‘demobbed’, he met a whole host of stars, remembering the genuinely caring Harry Secombe, the modest Liberace, the irrepressible Frankie Vaughan, the bubbly ... More