Oor Furst Evur McGonnagall Supper – 22 March 2019

            We had a wild time last Friday at the Horizon Hotel for our club’s furst ever McGonnagall supper - the very antithesis to our traditional and reverential Burns suppers. The two national poets could hardly be more different and the same was true of the ... More

Ayrshire Coastal Path Social – 8 March 2019

Thanks to Alistair Tyre and Bob Gibson, the Pathminders all had a great time last Friday evening with around 40 Pathminders and friends turning out for the party. The warm atmosphere inside the Bracken Bar was a great antidote to the gale and lashing rain outside on the windswept Heads of Ayr. Greeted with a free glass ... More

Safari Supper – 16 February 2019

This year’s Safari Supper, ably organised once again by Alex Thomson, was another tremendous success and was attended by some 43 people, mostly Rotarians and partners. A presentation was given to the company by Alex and Ieuan Isaac which gave everyone present an insight into the project and the work involved. A good ... More

Annual Burns Supper Success – 22 January 2019

An unco guid time was had by all at this year’s Burns supper wi’ aw the lads and lasses fair turnt oot in their best claes. The Savoy Park Hotel was buzzing from the start as the members and guests gathered for what was a night to remember. Into the company of the (nearly) great and the (mostly) good, president-el... More

Willie Stewart’s Xmas Quiz – 18 December 2018

 It’s that time of year again but it couldn’t be avoided! Willie Stewart’s traditional Christmas quiz was as fiendishly difficult as ever and it was evident in his introduction that he took a malevolent delight in inflicting this annual mental torture once again on his class of dunderheads. Who, other than Gus ... More

Christmas Partners’ Evening – 11 December 2018

Well, what a night of fun. friendship, awards and entertainment we had without our president in attendance. Secretary, and ADG, Craig, substituted as host and a glass of Prosecco greeted everyone to get the evening underway. Mary and the staff of the Savoy Park Hotel provided a most enjoyable three-course meal followed by ... More

Strictly Rotary (and friends) – 9 November 2018

Well! What a night we had last week at the Horizon Hotel. Watch out Anton du Beke and Darcy Bussell! Ayr Rotary Club are on the dance floor! Those of us who had the courage (or audacity) to look out these old dance shoes and take to the floor were rewarded with an evening of performance, passion and (let’s be honest) ... 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

Kenneth Dickie’s Wine Tasting Extravaganza Tuesday 14th August

At our Tuesday evening meeting in the Horizon Hotel, 51 Ayr Rotarians and guests were treated to a Kenneth Dickie “back to basics” educational on wine. It all started about 20 years ago said Kenneth, with a desire to understand more about wines. First he attended the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s Certificate ... More

Scottish Parliament Visit – 7 June 2018

The sun shone on the decent-sized party of members and friends who clambered aboard the bus at the Savoy Park for a trip to the Scottish Parliament. We were welcomed there by club member John Scott MSP and his PA, Gillian who, quietly and efficiently, made sure we were well looked after from beginning to end. The visit ... More