Tuesday 19th February at 19:30
Smoking Goat, Ayr

South Ayrshire Social
North Ayrshire Social

Thursday 21st February at 20:00
Village Inn, Fairlie

Branch AGM

Saturday 23rd March
Abbotsford Hotel, Ayr at 14:00

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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.

East Ayrshire at Merito
East Ayrshire Social at Merito, Dunlop in July 2018

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.

Area Pubs of the Year 2018

The following pubs have been chosen as our area Pubs of the Year for 2018.

East Ayrshire – Weston Tavern, Kilmaurs

North Ayrshire – Twa Dugs, West Kilbride

South Ayrshire – Prestwick Pioneer, Prestwick

Wigtownshire – The Grapes, Stranraer

Congratulations to all.  The 4 pubs will now be judged to find our Branch Pub of the Year for 2019

Branch Club of the Year Presentation
Lindsay Grant makes the presentation to Ted Murray of Cambusdoon Sports Club

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!

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!

Branch AGM

Our branch AGM takes place on Saturday, 23rd March in the Abbotsford Hotel starting at 14:00 sharp.

All  current members are welcome to attend.  The agenda for this meeting can be downloaded here.

Members' Weekend 2019

Registration is now open for the Members’ Weekend in Dundee which takes pace 5th-7th April.  

Rhinns Scottish Grand National Coach Trip

This trip will take place on Saturday, 13th April departing from the Ruddicot Hotel in Stranraer.  The route will take include visits to pubs in Drummore, Sandhead, Portpatrick and Kirkholm before returning to Stranraer and a buffet in the Grapes.  The anticipated cost is £10 per person and will include the buffet, driver’s tip and sweepstake ticket.

Members travelling from Ayrshire are advised that they should use the train which arrives in Stranraer at 12:56.

Numbers are limited to 30 so early booking is essential by contacting wigtownshire@awcamra.org.uk

More events .. 

Events at a Glance

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

Branch Casual Wear

A couple of years ago we offered a range of polo shirts, sweatshirts and rugby shirts featuring our branch name and CAMRA logo, at very competitive prices.  These proved very popular at the time and by request, we are repeating the process now.  The order form is available either in PDF format or as an Excel file and garments can be collected at our AGM.

Branch Shirt Order Form 2019 PDF

Branch Shirt Order Form 2019 (Excel File)

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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