Wigtownshire Social

Saturday 24th August at 14:00
Sulwath Brewery, Castle Douglas

Contact Malcolm McNeill for details

East Ayrshire Social

Wednesday 28th August at 19:30
Brass & Granite, Kilmarnock

Saturday 31st August at 14:00
McKay's, Troon

Saturday 31st August 13:00 - 21:00
Geilsland House, Beith

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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.

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

Full Pints Wins Again!

National Magazine Award 2019
Stuart McMahon receives the award from 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.

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.

Club of the Year 2019

Cambusdoon
Ross Mitchell accepts the award from Lindsay Grant

Cambusdoon Sports Club has retained the title of Ayrshire & Wigtownshire CAMRA Club of the Year.

The presentation was made by  branch chair,Lindsay Grant to Ross Mitchell, the club steward, during the recent 4th Alloway Beer Festival.

Beer of the Festival Presentation

CAMRA member Allan Brown presents the award to Al Read
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.

 

Beer of the Year 2019

Beer of the Yea - Red MacGregor
Jonathan Kemp makes the presentation to Craig Steven.

Red MacGregor from Orkney Brewery was voted our Beer of the Year  at our AGM in March.  The presentation of the award was made by National Director, Jonathan Kemp at the recent Glasgow Real Ale Festival.  Accepting the award was Craig Steven, the commercial manager of Orkney Brewery.

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What's On!

August Festivals

With the coming of August, the annual gathering known as the Great British Beer Festival, takes place at Olympia London.  A number of local members have volunteered their services for the event, so if you intend to visit, give them a wave.

An image from GBBF

However, this month also sees a number of other festivals much closer to home.  Festivals in Alloway, Fairlie, Arran, Castle Douglas and Beith all occur in August and full details are available in our branch calendar and events page. 

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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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