East Ayshire Social

Wednesday 30th January at 19:30

The First Edition, Kilmarnock

South Ayrshire
Area Pub of the Year Presentation

Tuesday 12th February at 19:00
Prestwick Pioneer, Prestwick

East Ayrshire
Area Pub of the Year Presentation

Wednesday 13th February at 19:30
Weston Tavern, Kilmaurs

Area Pub of the Year Presentation

Friday 15th February from 17:00
Grapes, Stranraer

Please contact wigtownshire@awcamra.org.uk before 9th February for catering numbers

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.

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What's On!

Area Pub of the Year 2018 Presentations

Presentations to our four area Pubs of the Year 2018 will be made over the next few weeks, starting with North Ayrshire victors, the Twa Dugs in West Kilbride.  Full details are available in our calendar and on the events page.  A good turnout of members would be much appreciated.

Business Meetings

Committee Meeting
Monday 21st January in R & A Sports Bar, Irvine starting at 20:00

Beer Festival Planning Meeting
Planning for the 20th Ayrshire Real Ale Festival gets underway this month with the first meeting taking place in J G Sharps, Largs on Monday 28th January at 20:00.  All members are invited to attend.

Registration Required

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

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Events at a Glance

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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