Explore South Ayrshire’s Coastal Villages

ON THE EDGE OF TWO OCEANS

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.

MAIDENS WORLD OCEAN DAY FESTIVAL

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.

DUNURE COASTAL ROWING & WATERSPORTS CLUB

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.

WAVES OF MEMORIES

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.

MAIDENS BOWLING CLUB

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.