South Ayrshire Social

Tuesday 18th June at 19:30
West Kirk, Ayr

Glasgow Real Ale Festival 2019

Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd June
The Briggait, Glasgow

Branch Social

Thursday 20th June at 19:30
Glasgow Real Ale Festival

North Ayrshire Social

Thursday 27th June at 20:00
Ardrossan Accies Beer Festival

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Welcome

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.

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East Ayrshire Social at Merito, Dunlop in July 2018

Full Pints Wins Again!

National Magazine Award 2019
Editor Stuart McMahon receives the award from National Executive member Lynn Atack

Full Pints has retained the title CAMRA National Magazine of the Year.  This is the third win in the space of the last four years and is a fantastic achievement for our branch.  The award was made during the Members’ Weekend in Dundee and magazine editor, Stuart McMahon, was on hand to accept the certificate from National Executive member Lynn Atack.

Ayrshire & Wigtownshire Pub of the Year 2019

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Pub of the Year 2019 - The Twa Dugs

Judging over and points tallied, we can now reveal that our branch Pub of the Year for 2019 is The Twa Dugs in West Kilbride.  An amazing achievement for a pub which opened its doors after a major refurbishment early last year.

The presentation of the award will take place on Saturday, 8th June at 14:00.  All members are encouraged to attend.

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Beer of the Festival Presentation

CAMRA member Allan Brown presents the award to Al Read
CAMRA member Allan Brown presents the award to Al Read of Windswept Brewing Co

Windswept Brewing Company finally received the Beer of the Festival 2018 award for their excellent Weizen.  With the brewery based in Lossiemouth, trying to come up with a suitable strategy to make the presentation was proving difficult until Allan Brown, a long-standing Ayrshire & Wigtownshire member, offered to make the presentation during a family break while in the area.

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What's On!

Glasgow Real Ale Festival

Glasgow Real Ale Festival, commonly known as GRAF, will once more open its doors at 15:30 on Thursdsay, 20th June.  The venue is The Briggait, situated on Bridgegate in Glasgow.

In addition to a choice of over 100 real ales, the festival will also feature a selection of ciders and perries, a foreign bat and mead an gin.

CAMRA members can also  take advantage of a discounted entry price of £4.00.

Ayrshire & Wigtownshire CAMRA is holding a branch social on the Thursday evening starting at 19:30.

 

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Events at a Glance

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

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