Phil Godfrey on Antiphospholipid

Phil Godfrey from Solihull Rotary Club was our speaker on Tuesday evening on Zoom. His wife passed away in 2015 from APS and he is now a passionate presenter on this relatively unknow but fairly common medical condition. Phil explained that Antiphospholipid (AN-te-fos-fo-LIP-id) (APS)syndrome occurs when the immune system mistakenly creates antibodies that make blood […]

Remembrance Tree a Fund-Raising Success

The dust has now settled after a hectic few weeks for Jim Nelson and his Ayr Rotary Club team. With the go-ahead being given in November, there was a great deal to be done, in readiness for the opening day on 10 December 2021. South Ayrshire Council were very supportive, giving a grant to cover […]

Howard Stevenson’s Job-Talk – 4 Jan ‘22

Recent new member, Howard Stevenson, delivered the customary job-talk to a virtual audience which was enthralled by his description of the Scope of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Howard was a consultant plastic surgeon at Ninewells Hospital in NHS Tayside before he and his wife retired to Ayr. His attraction to this highly specialised branch of […]

Tree of Remembrance update

The dust has now settled after a hectic few weeks for Jim Nelson and his team. With the go-ahead being given in November,  there was a great deal to be done, to be ready for opening day on 10 December 2021. South Ayrshire Council have been very supportive, giving us a grant to cover setup […]

Willie Stewart’s Xmas Quiz 2021

It’s that time of year again and it couldn’t be avoided! Willie Stewart’s traditional Christmas quiz (or “guessing game” as he prefers to call it) 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 […]

Lorna Jarvie. Sustainable Development Policy Officer, South Ayrshire Council

At our recent meeting we were delighted to welcome Lorna Jarvie to talk about environmental and sustainable issues. She is currently South Ayrshire Council’s Coordinator for Sustainability and Fleet and was I was raised in South Ayrshire and was a former pupil of both Doonfoot Primary School and Belmont Academy. Lorna has been with South […]

Tree of Remembrance

Ayr Rotary, jointly with Alloway and Prestwick Rotary, will launch the Remembrance Tree in Ayr High Street, opposite M & S at the Fish Cross from 10th to 24th December 2021.   People are invited to remember their loved ones in a simple yet poignant way in the midst of the Christmas rush, by writing […]

Flanders Fields 1914 – Alex Hall

Local man, Alexander Hall, has spoken to the club before on the world wars and was invited back recently to give his overview of those brutal days in what became a major battle theatre at the beginning of WW1. Alex is an expert on many aspects of those gruesome events and this was evident in […]

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 both towns […]

Stuart Cresswell on Ayr & Troon Ports

Ayr Rotary welcomed Stuart Cresswell from The Association of British Ports talking about the history, successes and the exciting future for Ayr and Troon harbours He has also served as Director of the Scottish Shipping Benevolent Association and Director of Ayr Renaissance and is a regular business commentator for Scottish Industry at Scottish and UK […]