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CAMRA Events in June

Thu 1st - Sun 4th
E Ayrshire Trip to Stockport Beer Festival
Monday 5th
Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Wheatsheaf Inn, Kilmarnock
Wednesday 7th
2-pub Social in Ayr
Chestnuts Hotel (1300)/Glen Park Hotel (1430)
Wednesday 14th
S Ayrshire Social
Prestwick Pioneer, Prestwick
Thursday 16th
Branch Meeting/N Ayrshire Social
Ship Inn, Irvine
Friday 23rd
Branch Social at GRAF
The Briggait, Glasgow
Saturday 24th
Wigtownshire Social*
Steam Packet Inn, Isle of Whithorn
Saturday 24th
Alloway Beer Festival in Association with CAMRA
Cambusdoon Sports Club, Alloway
Wednesday 28th
E Ayrshire Social
Mill House Hotel, Stewarton

Members are encouraged to attend as many of these events as they can.

Glasgow Real Ale Festival (GRAF) will open its doors at 1530 on Thursday 22nd June.  For more details please visit

*Those members intending to participate in the Wigtownshire social on the 24th are asked to contact Malcolm McNeill by emailing

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

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.


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.