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CAMRA Events in March

Saturday 4th
Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches Meeting
Braeval Hotel, Nairn
Monday 13th
Committee Meeting
Wheatsheaf Inn, kilmarnock
Tuesday 14th
S Ayrshire Social/POTY Presentation*
Wellingtons Bar, Ayr
Thursday 16th
N Ayrshire Social*
Garnock Community Social Club, Kilbirnie
Saturday 25th
Branch AGM
Abbotsford Hotel, Ayr
Wednesday 29th
E Ayrshire Social*
Braehaed Bar, kilmarnock

Members are encouraged to attend as many of these events as they can. Social events (*) are also open to friends and partners of all members.

Full details of all forthcoming events can be found on our branch calendar.

AGM 2017

In advance of our branch AGM which takes place in the Abbotsford Hotel, Ayr at noon on Saturday, 25th March, the agenda for the meeting can be downloaded here.

Beer of the Festival Presentation

The presentation to Black Metal Brewery will take place on Saturday 22nd April.  For full details, please click on the link above.  This information is time sensitive as places must be reserved no later than Friday 7th April.  Please contact Donald Clark on 07886 312 454 or via email

Pub of the Year Presentations

Wellingtons Bar, Ayr has been awarded the coveted title, CAMRA Ayrshire & Wigtownshire Pub of the Year 2017.  In a very close contest it managed to beat off the strong competition posed by J G Sharps (Largs), The Grapes (Stranraer) and Brass & Granite (Kilmarnock).

All presentations have taken place and Wellingtons Bar now moves on to the next stage of the competition.


AGM LogoCAMRA National Annual General Meeting 2017

The 2017 AGM takes place in the Bournemouth International Centre during the weekend 7-9 April.  Any member wishing to paricipate should visit to register.





Branch Magazine Crowned Best in Britain

Full Pints Winner image

A photo of the Full Pints presentation

The photograph shows Scotland & Northern Ireland Regional Director, Ray Turpie, making the presentation to Full Pints editor Stuart McMahon. Also in the photograph is branch chair, Graeme Perry.

In recent years our branch magazine has twice been awarded the title of most improved magazine within CAMRA.

However, at the recent CAMRA AGM in Liverpool, Full Pints was awarded the title Branch Magazine of the Year.  Our magazine editor, Stuart McMahon was rightly chuffed at this success and was quick to thank the many members who contribute articles and photographs for our quarterly publication.

Scotland & Northern Ireland CAMRA Club of the Year 2016

A photo showing the presentation to the Club of the Year

Club member and CAMRA stalwart Ian Martin is seen with branch chair, Graeme Perry and Cheryl Asbury who accepted the branch award on behalf of Garnock Community Social Club in March 2016



Having won the Ayrshire & Wigtownshire CAMRA Club of the Year title, Garnock Community Social Club in Kilbirnie, has been awarded the title Scotland & Ireland CAMRA Club of the Year 2016.

The club, which had been closed for a number of years, reopened 2 years ago under new management and with a new committee.  Thanks to their positive attitude and enthusiasm, the club is once more a major hub within the local community opening 7 days a week and the introduction of real ale has been a major success.