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Future of Ayr’s Station Hotel – 5 February 2019

Depute leader of South Ayrshire Council, Brian McGinley was the guest speaker at the club last week. He came along to describe the recent progress of the works on the ‘B’-listed Ayr Station Hotel and to explain the options open to the Council as regards possible future outcomes for the building. Beginning with the historical […]

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Young Carers Training Event – 31 January 2019

A young carer is under 18 years old, or has reached the age of 18 years and remains a pupil at school. A young person may become a young carer as the result of a family member’s illness, disability, mental health problems, or the misuse of drugs or alcohol in the home. Young carers may […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Food Bank Donations Thank-You – 15 January 2019

The club was honoured to receive a certificate of appreciation from the Salvation Army for the food donations made by the members through the monthly collections organised by Muir Austin. The certificate was sent under cover of this letter from Major Linda Watson to Muir. “Dear Members, You have left me and the Foodbank Team […]

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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 programme). Click the […]

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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 role in ensuring the […]

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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 show’s presenter, was […]

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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 […]

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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 Iannotti (who wasn’t […]

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