North Ayrshire Social

Thursday 21st March at 20:00
Village Inn, Fairlie

Branch AGM

Saturday 23rd March
Abbotsford Hotel, Ayr at 14:00

East Ayrshire Social

Wednesday 27th March at 19:30
Merito, Dunlop

Larbert 2019 Logo

Fri 29th and Sat 30th March 2019
Dobbie Hll, Larbert

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March 2019
Dobbie Hall, Larbert

Larbert Ale and Cider Festival

Free entry to CAMRA members on production of membership card

Free entry to CAMRA members on production of membership card

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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

Ayrshire & Wigtownshire Pub of the Year 2019

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. No date for the presentation has been arranged as yet, so please come back soon for further information.

National Recognition for Full Pints

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.

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!

Branch AGM

Our branch AGM takes place on Saturday, 23rd March in the Abbotsford Hotel starting at 14:00 sharp.

All  current members are welcome to attend.  The agenda for this meeting can be downloaded here.

Members' Weekend 2019

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

Rhinns Scottish Grand National Coach Trip

This trip will take place on Saturday, 13th April departing from the Ruddicot Hotel in Stranraer.  The route will take include visits to pubs in Drummore, Sandhead, Portpatrick and Kirkholm before returning to Stranraer and a buffet in the Grapes.  The anticipated cost is £10 per person and will include the buffet, driver’s tip and sweepstake ticket.

Members travelling from Ayrshire are advised that they should use the train which is scheduled to arrive in Stranraer at 12:56.

Numbers are limited to 30 so early booking is essential by contacting

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Events at a Glance

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

Social Media


Visit Ayrshire & Wigtownshire Facebook group here.

Visit Ayrshire Real Ale Festival page here.

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