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

Origins of Expressions – Bill Rogers – 8 January 2019

How often do you hear or use an expression, or idiom, and think “I wonder where that came from”? In our daily conversations we say things like “back to square one then” or “in a nutshell” or “that cost an arm and a leg” with no idea what they once met. Well the club got the new year of to a flying start ... More


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