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CAMRA Events in August

Saturday 5th
2-pub Social in Irvine
Ship Inn (1500) then Bar Sport (1630)
Tue 8th - Sat 121th
Great British Beer Festival
Olympia, London
Thursday 17th
N Ayrshire Social
Garnock Community Social Club, Kilbirnie
Saturday 26th
All day
Kinloch Beer Festival (an independent all ticket event)
Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot, Arran
Saturday 26th
SNIB Meeting (preceded by a meeting with Punch Taverns at noon)
Blackfriars, Glasgow
Wednesday 30th
Branch Meeting/E Ayrshire Social
Fanny By Gaslight, Kilmarnock

As a CAMRA member, you are encouraged to participate in as many events as possible and reminded that you may bring along your friends/partner to any social activities.

Brewery of the Year Presentation

At our AGM, Inveralmond Brewery (Innis & Gunn) was voted our Brewery of the Year and we will be making a presentation there on Saturday 16th September.

Planned pick-up points are as follows:

Town Pick-up Point Time
Kilwinning Railway station at car park 1020
Irvine Railway station at Riverway retail park 1036
Prestwick Opposite former Co-op supermarket 1055
Ayr Railway station at rear car park 1100
Kilmarnock Under A71 fly-over on Campbell Street 1125
Glasgow Bon Accord 1200

The cost of the bus is anticipated to be £18-£20 per person depending on the number of seats filled.  We need a minimum of 25 participants to make the trip viable. For a further £10, the brewery will conduct a tour and provide some snacks. 

We also intend to visit a couple of pubs on the homeward journey.

The Pitcairngreen Inn, Perth (1545 - 1645)

Bankfoot Inn, Perth (1700 - 1800)

Drop-off points will be reverse of outward journey.

If you would like to book a seat, please do so by emailing Donald Clark no later than Friday 8th September

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).



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. bubble logo bottom right