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.
Scottish Real Ale Festival
The Scottish Real Ale Festival, commonly known as SRAF, will be held from Thursday 5th until Saturday 7th July. The venue for the event is the Edinburgh Corn Exchange and CAMRA members get a discount on admission. All CAMRA members are encouraged to support this festival and attend during at least one of the sessions. For further details please visit www.sraf.camra.org.uk
Thursday: 12:00 until 22:30
Friday: 12:00 until 22:30
Saturday 12:00 until 21:30
Admission £6 (only £4 for CAMRA members on production of card)
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.
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.
The branch website has been given a complete makeover.
As many people now access through their smartphones and tablets, it was believed necessary to make our internet presence as accessible as possible.
Hope you like it!
Glasgow Real Ale Festival
The Briggait will host the Glasgow Real Ale Festival between the 21st and 23rd June inclusive. CAMRA members can get discounted entry of £4. As a branch, we are holding a social on the Friday afternoon, starting at 2 pm.
For full details, please visit the GRAF website.
Bus Trip to Rural Ayrshire
Some of our rural outlets are difficult to visit on a regular basis due to the inadequacies of our public transport system. Consequently we are making an effort to support them by organising a bus tour of four such pubs.
On Saturday, 14th July, we intend to visit Sorn Inn, Stair, Inn, Kirmichael Inn and Souter’s Inn. The bus will return us to Ayr and the Glen Park Hotel in the early evening.
In order to make such a trip viable, we need to fill as many seats on the bus as possible. If you would like to join in, please email Caroline Munro, email@example.com no later than 30th June