Clowning Around

Zippos Circus performers pose with Rotarians Alan Meikle, Alex Thomson and Assistant District Governor Hazel McCulley. Local charities will now benefit from a total exit collection of £407 which was donated by generous patrons at each performance when the circus was in town. More

Ayr Show Festival of Flight Launch

South Ayrshire Council launched their Festival of Flight on Friday evening 2nd February. Ayr Rotary Club were complemented to have been invited to this event. Jim Nelson and Douglas Haddow enjoyed the hospitality and convivial atmosphere which pervaded the table conversations. The air show which is being held at the ... More

Burns Supper Night

The Rotary Club of Ayr hosted a Burns Night on Tuesday 24th January, attended by members, family and friends. A huge thanks to Douglas Haddow for organising the whole event, and to all those who spoke and performed on the night. 13 year old piper Adam greeted everyone as they arrived at the Savoy Park Hotel for the ... More

Organist Entertains at Ayr Town Hall

Rotarians and partners were thoroughly entertained at this week’s organist entertains recital. Calum Robertson, an Edinburgh based clarinettist, organist and choral conductor, masterfully played the Town Hall Lewis Organ, with renditions from all female composers, to the delight of the Monday lunchtime audience. In ... More

Currie & Quiz Evening – 9 Sept ‘22

Four determined teams battled it out at the Horizon hotel for the glory of picking up a few bottles of plonk and the associated kudos from winning this prestigious event. Well, only three teams battled since this writer’s team were left so far behind they may as well not have turned up. Still, they did get a packet ... More

Return of our annual croquet day

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in the Savoy Park gardens, our annual croquet day made a welcome return. The experts, Neil and John Laughland were in attendance, but without the feared Paul Williams who had to pull out at the last moment. During the titanic struggle which included "lucky" shots, magnificent strokes and ... More

Past President Hazel at Corfu Rotary Club

Swapping if flags with rotary corfu Kapodistrias and Ayr Rotary club, @ en Plo, Faliraki, corfu More

Titanic Struggle on the Ice

At the recent Rotary Curling World Championship in Dumfries, the Ayr Rotary rink comprising Skip Euan Lawrence, lead David McIntyre, second Hugh Parker, third David Hope, reached the final after a grueling week of competitive curling. The obstacle to winning was the formidable on-form Grand Prairie from Alberta, ... More

90th Anniversary Dinner

In December 1929 the Rev T F Harkness Graham, founder President of Hamilton Rotary Club and then District Governor, wrote to Rev W Phin Gillison, minister at Ayr Auld Kirk, suggesting the formation of a Rotary Club in Ayr. A lunch meeting was subsequently arranged in the Station Hotel between several individuals from ... More

Lies, Damned Lies – 20 April 2021

Is it easier to lie convincingly through the technology of a Zoom virtual meeting than in an actual physical situation? Well, the Ayr Rotarians had a good try at it when nine individuals “volunteered” to try their luck at convincing fellow members of the veracity of some outrageous stories in the manner of the popular ... More