Issue 055

The Sport


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I’ve waited a long time to interview Jack Savoretti so I’m determined that nothing is going to spoil or interrupt our Zoom meeting. My laptop is fully charged, my miniature dachshund is dispatched on a very long walk with my husband, and my inner fan-girl is muted before she has the chance to show me up.


Scotland’s Home of the Year has returned to our screens for a sixth season, this time featuring new regular judge, Danny Campbell, who appraises each property from an architectural point of view.

James Ruppert

James Ruppert embarked on a career as a motoring journalist in the late 1980s and has since gone on to write for just about every car magazine you’ll have heard of as well as some that you haven’t. He’s also written a number of books, appeared on TV and radio and taken home an impressive number of awards.


One of the highlights of Maidens World Ocean Day is, undoubtedly, the return of Scottish wildlife and documentary cameraman, Doug Allan. Doug has been involved with the event since its inception in 2022 and is back again this year to educate and entertain.


Gail Porter has had more than her fair share of ups and downs, most of which she talks about in Hung, Drawn and Portered, her new ‘meet & greet’ tour that includes a date in Stewarton on Sunday 9th June.


Was it Professor Plum, with the candlestick in the library? Or was it Mrs Peacock, with the revolver in the dining room?

Explore South Ayrshire’s Costal Villages


At the edge of our patio, we have a collection of stones. One in particular catches the eye. It has a dominant greenish colour but with a chaos of blue veins running in all directions and when held to the sun, glassy glints. In the hand it is warm and light, soft even, with a peculiarly greasy feel.


World Ocean Day was a concept first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. The intent was to celebrate our connection to the sea and to raise awareness of the vital role the ocean plays in our lives. More importantly, it was introduced to educate people how to protect our precious ocean.


Is there anything better than being out on the water on a sunny day? Nicola Burns, Chair of Dunure Coastal Rowing and Water Sports Club, doesn’t
think so.


Over many years, I have visited numerous Scottish coastal locations, but nothing beats the Ayrshire coastline around Dunure. Whenever I revisit, I am transported to idyllic summers cemented in my childhood memory.

A Day in the Life of… A GREENKEEPER

Ian Campbell began his career as an apprentice greenkeeper at Turnberry Golf Course. From there he spent nine years at Maybole working on both the bowling green and the golf course. He was then greenkeeper at Belleisle Golf Course for five years before moving into general grounds maintenance.


Over 800 bowling clubs are affiliated to Bowls Scotland. Maidens is just one them.

Established in 1968, the club sits adjacent to Maidens Harbour and considers itself the most picturesque bowling club in South Ayrshire. I must admit, it’s hard to argue.


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