Ayr Rotary Helps Beach Clean Effort – 18 September 2020

On a delightfully gentle warm, late-summer day twelve members of the club, together with half-a-dozen friends and family, joined forces with Belleisle Rangers and others to take part in the annual Climate Week’s Ayr Beach Clean. This was a great opportunity for Ayr Rotary to demonstrate its commitment to community ... More

Newton Primary Christmas Show

Report by Neil Beattie On Thursday morning, 19th December John, Marjorie, Milly and I were privileged to be invited, representing the Club, to the Newton Primary School Christmas Show in Newton Wallacetown Church Hall.  The hall was full of parents, grandparents, young siblings, us and even the occasional councillor.  ... More

Message in a Bottle Packing Fun

A HUGE THANKYOU to all of you that stayed on Tuesday evening to pack bottles for our ongoing Message in a Bottle project. We packed 1260 bottles in just over one hour - a fantastic achievement - and the buzz in the room as we were working once again demonstrated the fun and friendship ethos of the Rotary Club of Ayr. ... More

Our Aquabox team visit Erskine & District

On Monday 28 Jan 2019, the Ayr Rotary Club Aquabox team, led by Rob Keating visited Erskine & District Rotary Club to give a full Aquabox Presentation. We were made extremely welcome and were invited back in June (dates to be confirmed) to showcase Aquabox at their Gala Days, which will be held in Bishopton and ... More

Club Archivist

The club has a new archivist in Hugh Miller and has expressed collective gratitude to the outgoing archivist, Euan Frew. Euan has done an immense job for the club manfully and manually archiving reports for over 25 years!  As a measure of the scale of his endeavours the archive for the current year fills two substantial ... More

Carrick Centre, Maybole (CAN Project)

The Community Services committee nominated Carrick Centre, Maybole as their prime charitable project last year. It has been a tremendous success, and would not have been possible without the help form Ayr Rotary Club. Coral McMillan, the manager at the Carrick Centre says: "We have had a brilliant, busy summer with ... More

Message in a Bottle Presentation at OiR

On Tuesday 18th July, Dr Neil Beattie of the Rotary Club of Ayr, Coordinator of Message in a Bottle, South Ayrshire explained the background and workings of Message in a Bottle to 60 members of Ayr’s Opportunity in Retirement at their regular fortnightly meeting in Newton Church Hall.  He showed the audience how to use ... More

Bake Off for Polio

Ayr Rotary Club held a bake off at St Leonard's Church on Saturday 6th May to raise money for the international initiative End Polio Now. Over 30 cakes, from a simple fruit scone to a frangipane tart on display were baked by Rotarians. Judge Geoff Russell from the Savoy Park Hotel had the unenviable task of ... More

Showcase Event at Dobbies

Ayr Rotary Club held an opening morning in Dobbies conservatory on Saturday 4th February. The many visitors were able to view the numerous projects which the Club undertake, including Aquabox the Scottish Poppy Appeal, the Ayrshire Coastal Path maintenance, Treasure Chest and Message in a Bottle and gain an insight ... More

Tuesday 11th October Rob Keating & Neil Beattie on Aquabox

There are two sizes of box available - the Gold and the Community. Aquabox Gold The AQUABOX GOLD is packed by the Aquabox team and filled with new, specially purchased, humanitarian goods to meet the basic needs of the recipients. The box is filled to capacity bringing the weight up the maximum shipping weight of ... More