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

Ayr Rotary Showcase Event at Dobbies

Ayr Rotary Club are holding an open morning in Dobbies conservatory on Saturday 24th February from 10.00 to 12.30. Visitors will 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 ... More

Burns Supper – 23 January 2018

Around sixty members and guests attended our annual Burns Supper at the Savoy Park Hotel. Into the company of the (nearly) great and the (mostly) good, we welcomed surprise Canadian visitors John Hutchison and Margaret Watkins from Vancouver and Mary Johnston from North Lincolnshire. Piper Leslie Wilson and our favourite ... More

Christmas Quiz – 19 December 2017

Our annual quiz evening began with a piece of poetry delivered by President Craig – something to do with an injured toe! It finished with a vote of thanks by Kenneth Dickie – something about two cows and a milk tanker! Our three guests that evening (Andrew Muirhead, Douglas Brown and Louden McAndrew) could be forgiven ... More