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Stories and Tips Ayrshire

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Opportunities in Retirement

Written by Drever on 25 Aug, 2008

OIR is open to any retired person over 50. Altogether its 1,500 members have 76 activities on offer from brain food such as computing or languages to the keep active categories such as tennis, horse riding or walking. Members can either join a group or…Read More


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My Flying Lesson at Prestwick Flying Club

Written by Drever on 26 Jun, 2003

The blustery southerly winds had freshened further by the time I reached the clubhouse. Dark clouds hung in the sky as if an omen - not at all like June weather! Timidly I knocked at the door. A spry grey-haired smartly dressed gentleman opened it.…Read More


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The Roaring Game

Written by Drever on 04 Dec, 2002

Curling is a sport that probably originated in Scotland and is practically nonexistent in England and Wales. It is played on ice and was known as the Roaring Game. Not because the players or spectators roared, but rather that the stones roared. It used to…Read More


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The Best Restaurant in Scotland

Written by Drever on 06 Dec, 2002

Driving along we cross a river. Upstream is an old arched bridge. To our left appears an auld-haunted kirk followed by a whitewashed cottage. On our right is the Tam o‘ Shanter theme park. We are in Alloway, the birth-place of Ayrshire’s famous son, Robert…Read More


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Things to see and do in Ayrshire

Written by Drever on 27 Oct, 2002

History The County town of Ayr dates from a medieval castle, long gone. Today Ayr retains the look of a market town. It has a river, cathedral and a university. The attributes of a city in fact, but its hopes of becoming one was dashed twice…Read More


The Burdekin District (Ayr Home Hill & Brandon)

Written by Teddy1111 on 04 Dec, 2008

We stayed in Ayr at the Silver Link Caravan Park on the eastern side of the town.Our first thoughts of the town is that it was compact nicel layed out and busy, but we were soon to find out what the demon sugar industry was…Read More


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