Ayr Rotary Golf Charity Day

Our annual Charity Golf Day is on Friday 5 May 2023 at Belleisle Golf Course. This year our main beneficiaries are The Salvation Army Food Bank and The Gaiety Youth Theatre The Salvation Army Food Bank is a Christian Charity helping people who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Demand for the Food […]

2023 Rotary & Ayrshire Coastal Path Beach Clean

The Annual Big Beach Clean is now a joint venture between Rotary and Ayrshire Coastal Path. The Rotary clubs of Ayr, Prestwick and Alloway, together with the help of South and North Ayrshire Councils, ACP Pathminders, Scottish Wildlife Trust, farmers, private businesses and numerous community groups, hope to be able to cover up to 20 […]

Jewel Charity Curling Bonspiel

Ayr Rotarians travelled to Perth on 15 March 2023, to compete in the Rotary Jewel Charity Bonspiel. We were able to field two rinks, thanks to Alistair Tyre (ex Ayr, now North Berwick) joining us. The day is about Rotary friendship and rasing money for the Matt Murdoch Foundation, which was set up in 2014 […]

Boswell Book Festival in partnership with Ayr Rotary

   Fundraising event for Ukraine, in partnership with Rotary Club of Ayr  Catherine Czerkawska & Lyudmila Proniakina Time and date to be confimred. Ayrshire writer Catherine Czerkawska’s father Julian was the son of a Polish lancer born in 1926 near Lviv in Ukraine, the former Polish city of Lwow, whose life was torn apart by war. […]

The return of Ian McAnulla on Satirical Cartoons

Ian McAnulla was welcomed back as the guest speaker at Ayr Rotary Club last Tuesday. Ian’s speciality is political cartoons and using many slide examples he showed his large interested and inquisitive audience the hidden meanings behind popular and cleverly framed drawings. He explained that more than just the lampooning of characters, the skill of […]

Billy McLeod of River Garden, Auchincruive,

Billy McLeod the interim General Manager at River Garden Auchincruive was our speaker on Tuesday evening. He opened by stating they help people to leave behind their drug and alcohol addiction through a model of recovery that is refreshingly different. Based on the most successful self help charities across the globe at San Patrignano in […]

Ayr Primary Schools Careers Fair

Thursday 11 May 2023 – Ayr Town Hall Ayr Rotary are organising a Careers Fair for P7 pupils attending six of the primary schools in Ayr. It will be held in Ayr Town Hall on Thursday 11 May 2023. The idea is based on a similar project in Fife, which proved a great success.   […]

Gold Mining in South Africa – Dougall Fraser – 21 February ’22

Those who thought there might be some free samples handed out were disappointed; but not so with this entertaining account of his 15 years as a geologist in South African goldfields by fellow-Rotarian Dougall Fraser (Loudoun RC). Gold was first discovered in sufficiently large quantities to warrant mining in the late 19th century. The three […]

In Memory of John Dunlop

It was with great sadness that we learned at the weekend of the passing of one of our good friends, Pathminder and Ayr Rotarian John Dunlop, who was very active in both capacities until he became ill last year following the diagnosis of a brain tumour. Despite this he remained keenly interested, and followed our […]

Tree of Remembrance

The generosity of the folk in Ayrshire enabled Ayr Rotary Club to donate an amazing £1800 each to three local charities. Whiteleys Retreat, Ayrshire Cancer Support and The Ayrshire Hospice all benefited from monies collected at the Tree of Remembrance during December which was held at the Fish Cross on the High Street