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 600 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.

Festival Volunteers Trip 2017

Full Pints has, for the second time in recent years, been voted CAMRA National Magazine of the Year.  The announcement and presentation of the certificate was made at the AGM in Coventry.  A special congratulations to Stuart McMahon, our magazine editor.

Ray Turpie accepts the award on behalf of the branch from National Director Michael Hardman

Scottish Real Ale Festival

SRAF logo

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

More festivals …

Opening Times

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)

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.

New Website

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!

More news …

What's On!

Coach Trips

We have two coach trips coming up over the next few months/

On Saturday 5th of May, we are heading for the 20th Kingdom of Fife Real Ale Festival during which we will present Beath Brewery with our Beer of the Festival Award for its Unicorn Invasion of Dundee.

Seats must be booked no later that Friday 20th April.

On Saturday 9th June we travel to the Isle of Whithorn and the Steam Packet Inn.  Two presentations are to be made.  The Steam Packet will receive our branch Cider Pub of the Year award.  In addition, Five Kingdoms ale Black Storm Stout, was voted our Beer of the Year at our AGM.

The last date for booking seats on this trip is Friday 25th May.

To book your seat, please send an email to Donald Clark social@awcamra.org.uk or phone 07886 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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