Friday, 30 July 2010

Ideas For Ayrshire Golf Breaks?

Did you know that Peter Alliss, the Voice of Golf, is appearing at The Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock on Sunday 17th of October 2010.

In the format of an audience with he'll be regaling the audience with his golfing anecdotes, his own brand of dry humour and telling the stories that the audience want to hear. He'll also be answering questions on the night.

Just a thought for the hotels packaging golf... what about a Peter Alliss Golf Break for that quieter October Sunday? Round of golf on the Sunday morning, overnight accommodation with dinner, transfer and ticket to The Palace Theatre, golf Monday morning.

Sounds like an ideal Ayrshire Golf break with a difference doesn't it?

Let us know and we'll publish it for you in the meantime you can still buy tickets online for an Evening with Peter Alliss for £20

Friday, 23 July 2010

Get Along to the Ayr Flower Show

Taking place between Friday the 6th of August and Sunday the 8th The Ayr Flower Show is Scotland's answer to the Chelsea Flower show and since 1960 has been delighting and captivating visitors to the town as well as being a red letter weekend in the local calendar.

Held in the beautiful setting of Rozelle Estate with its feature trees, ponds, woodland walks and the glorious Rozelle Mansion House and Galleries, the event draws thousands of visitors from all over Scotland and beyond. They come to see the cream of British horticulture, marvel at stunning gardens created specially for the show, sample speciality food and drinks from throughout the UK, enjoy a range of family entertainment, or just have a great day out for all the family.

Ayr Flower Show is all about excellence, with hundreds of competitions for amateurs in everything from vegetable growing and flower arranging to crafts, photography and home baking. There's a children's flower show for younger members of the family to enjoy and take part in too.

Well worth a visit and you can get full information on the Ayr Flower Show programme and tickets from their website.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Sailors Take To Ayrshire Waters

Ayrshire is the focus this month on the seas as Largs Sailing Club in Ayrshire, sportscotland’s championship sailing venue and home of the Scottish Sailing Institute, welcome two out of four sailing regattas comprising the Laser World Championships: the Laser Radial Women’s World Championships from 7 - 14 July 2010 and the Laser Radial Men’s and Youth Worlds from 18 - 25 July 2010.

Hosting the event will attract more than 500 sailors to Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland, including competitors from more than 30 countries, many with their sights set firmly on representing their country at the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Laser World Championships have been secured for Britain and is being hosted by the RYA and have been supported through a partnership of UK Sport, EventScotland (the national events agency) North Ayrshire Council, the Scottish Sailing Institute and Scottish Enterprise.

Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer at EventScotland, said: “To secure the Laser World Championships for Scotland is a great achievement and testament to the country’s sailing credentials.  Scotland attracts thousands of avid sailors from around the globe to its coasts each year and hosting two prestigious stages of the Laser Worlds will further reinforce the message that it’s a world class environment for the sport. 
“EventScotland has supported sailing in Scotland through a variety of events such as the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series in 2008 and 2009 which have raised awareness of the nation’s first class facilities and enthusiasm for the sport.  Largs will without doubt be an unforgettable host and the scenery of the south west coast of Scotland will be an unrivalled backdrop.”

David Kent, Sailing Development Manager at the Scottish Sailing institute, said: “The Scottish Sailing Institute is looking forward to welcoming the Laser Radial sailors to Largs and putting the superb facilities on offer at Largs Sailing Club, Largs Yacht Haven and sportscotland’s Inverclyde and Cumbrae centres onto the international stage. Scotland will provide a very warm welcome and some great racing for this Olympic dinghy. It is a superb opportunity for Scottish sailors and race officials to take part in a world class event on their home waters.”

Largs and North Ayrshire have an abundance of assets, which contribute to a quality sailing destination and offer some of the best sailing in Europe.  It has large areas of sheltered water, stunning scenery, beautiful islands to discover and superb marinas and moorings up and down our coastline.  People from across the UK, Western Europe and even as far afield as America come to sail in and around North Ayrshire.

Annemarie Burns, Project Manager, Scottish Enterprise, said: "Securing the 2010 Laser World Championships is a huge endorsement of Scotland's role as a venue for hosting international and Olympic class events. Our research has identified that the sailing industry is worth around £250 million to the Scottish economy and this world-class event is a major opportunity to showcase Scotland as an international sailing destination and maximise its growth potential."

Check late availability and book online for July in Ayrshire

Great Value Package for the Golfer to Ayrshire

The day before the Scottish Open, a week before The Open at St Andrews and a couple of weeks before the Seniors Open; today saw the launch of The Gailes Golf Experience.

Three Ayrshire courses - Western Gailes, Glasgow Gailes Links (right) and Dundonald Links - have joined together to create this unique golf pass with great value for the visiting golfer. Golfers to Ayrshire can play three of the finest links championship courses in Ayrshire for just £180.

For further information on Gailes Golf Experience call 01294 311649 or visit for details on how to book.

You can get information on all three of these great Scottish West Coast links golf courses - including maps, scorecards and clubhouse information at you can also check availability and book online accommodation for around twenty Ayrshire properties