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

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.

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!

The presentation is scheduled for Saturday, 8th September at 14:00.

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!

Local Festivals

Saturday, 25th August sees not one but two independent festivals taking place in North Ayrshire.  The Kinloch Hotel in Blackwaterfoot on the Isle of Arran hosts its annual festival from noon until 1700.  Beith Fest, a music and beer festival takes place at Geilsland House and runs from 13:00 until 22:00.  These festivals are organised outwith of CAMRA and are both ticket only events.

Brewery of the Year Presentation

At our AGM, Loch Lomond Brewery was voted our Brewery of the Year.  The presentation of the award will take place on Saturday 29th September.

Proposed pick-up points and times are as follows:

Ayr on Station Road near Mill Brae @ 10:30
Prestwick opposite The Prestwick Pioneer @ 10:45
Kilwinning at Dalry Road junction @ 11:10
Kilmarnock on Green Street at The Palace Theatre @ 11:30
Hillington on A736 beside Hillington East rail bridge @ 12:00

To arrive at Loch Lomond Brewery approx 12:45. Beer and sandwiches will be available.  We will depart the brewery about 16:00 and head to Helensburgh, arriving about 16:30 for visits to the Commodore Inn, Argyll Arms or The Ashton. The bus will depart at 18:30 and drop-off points will be reverse of the outward journey.

The cost of the trip is anticipated to be £25 per person depending on the number of seats filled.  This trip is limited to a party of 30 (Loch Lomond capacity) and seats will be allocated strictly on a first come, first served basis.  Please contact Donald Clark social@awcamra.org.uk or 07866  312454.

 

More events ..

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

Social Media

Facebook

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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