Welcome to the website of Ayrshire & Wigtownshire CAMRA.  Geographically, our branch is located in South West Scotland and  covers an area of approximately 1600 square miles (4185 km²)

Currently, we have in excess of 650 members who are passionate about pub going and real ale.  We are an active branch with regular social activities and a very successful festival which is held in early October each year.  In addition, we publish a multi-award winning branch magazine called Full Pints with four issues printed annually.

Festival Volunteers Trip 2017

National Recognition

Presetation of Full Pints Certificate
Full Pints editor, Stuart McMahon receives the award from Ray Turpie

Full Pints has, for the second time in recent years, been voted CAMRA National Magazine of the Year.  The announcement and initial presentation of the certificate was made at the AGM in Coventry.  A special congratulations to Stuart McMahon, our magazine editor.

Club of the Year Winner

Cambusdoon Sports Club was voted Ayrshire & Wigtownshire CAMRA Club of the Year for 2018.  Having achieved this accolade, we can now confirm that it has also been judged Club of the Year 2018 for Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches CAMRA.  Our congratulations to all concerned!

Arrangements for the presentation of awards will be made in due course.

Community Buyout Success

Dunlop outlet, Merito has been successfully purchased in a community buyout.  In a move that sees current staff retained, the pub will also become a a community hub.  Plans include the development of upstairs areas as spaces for community activities and events including a space for homeworkers, a study area and a training kitchen.

More news …


What's On!

7th Ardrossan Real Ale Festival(in association with CAMRA)

Ardrossan Accies Rugby Club will once more host their annual festival from Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st July.  The Thursday session is only open to CAMRA members and members of the rugby club and opens at 19:00 until late.  This coincides with this month’s North Ayrshire social.  The Friday session opens at 15:30 and Saturday opens at 12:30.

Bangers and Beer Festival (an independent festival)

The Grapes, Stranraer hosts this festival on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July.  A Wigtownshire social will take place on the Saturday from noon onwards. 


More events ...

This is a list of events relevant to our branch over the coming weeks.


Social Media


As of 4th April 2018, Facebook no longer allow an embedded feed featuring a Facebook group.

To visit our Facebook group page, please click here.

Our festival also has a dedicated Facebook page.  It can be found here.

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