Kilwinning Community Sports Club and Kilwinning Rangers

Not so very long ago, football teams based in Kilwinning had a problem: finding somewhere to play their home matches. There was a community sports field at Pennyburn Park but facilities there were poor, as it had only a portacabin and four (two 11-a-side, two seven-a-side) rundown pitches to its name.


Last year, 12-year-old Kyle Davidson travelled to Skegness, Austria, Denmark and Gibraltar, all in the name of darts.

Tom Coughtrie

Tom Coughtrie was born in Dalmellington and educated at Dalmellington High School and Ayr Academy, where his favourite subject was art. His eye for detail and artistic talents led him to study Design at both Carlisle College and Birmingham School of Art, where he was part of a team that won a major competition to design a modern kitchen and appliances of the future. With his share of the prize money, Tom jetted off to North America in 1976, hoping to find work as a designer.

Irvine Rugby Club

A different kind of punting on the river… David Milloy Believe it or not, Irvine didn’t have its own rugby union club until 1962. That it came about at all was down to some pupils at Irvine Royal Academy (including Alistair McHarg, who would go on to play rugby union for Scotland) deciding that not…


Gill Sherry Sometimes it’s good to step out of your comfort zone. It doesn’t have to be a major life-changing adjustment, although, speaking from experience, a career change (at any age) can be liberating.Trying something new can reap untold benefits. From making new friends to discovering a hidden talent or improving your mental or physical…

Scott Brown

Ayrshire’s Premier Fitness Coach Gill Sherry It might be a wee bit too soon to be making New Year’s resolutions… or is it?When it comes to our mental and physical health, it’s never too early to make a positive change. One man who wholeheartedly believes this, is Scott Brown.Born and raised in Irvine, Scott joined…

Irvine Meadow XI FC

An old club with new ideas David Milloy You could say that Meadow Park, the home of Irvine Meadow XI FC (usually just known as ‘Meadow’ or ‘Medda’) is hidden in plain sight, being tucked away in a sea of houses. But once you find it, chances are that you’ll want to go back again…


Aiming for the top Michael Hamilton The 151st Open Championship was very special for Troon’s Michael Stewart. Not only was it his first Open Championship but he also finished the tournament as the top Scot, with ultimate bragging rights over his fellow countrymen.I caught up with him while he was preparing for Challenge De Espana….

Ayr Seaforth Athletic Club

On track for continued success


Ayr United Chairman, David Smith, reveals his plans for a modernised stadium


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