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Friday, 7 August 2009

Save the Children Fundraising Golf Tournament at Brunston Castle

THE Maybole & District branch of Save the Children are holding their annual golf tournament on Sunday 13 September 2009 at Brunston Castle Golf Course.

The event has been running for over 10 years, and has always been a great fundraiser for Save the Children.

[Pictured: John Scott MSP for Ayr, on the right, presents the trophy to last year’s tournament winners Ian, Nicholas and Kyle Faulds. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD FULL-SIZE VERSION.]

The Save the Children golf tournament comprises between 50 to 70 players in teams of three, playing a Texas Scramble. Team entries are welcome, please phone or e-mail as soon as possible (see below).

Participation costs £120 for team of three, including coffees and bacon rolls at the start of play. Meals are available to order on the day.

Local businesses are invited to become hole sponsors: 1st, 10th and 18th £50 and all others £35, or donate raffle prizes.

Presentation of prizes at the close of play.


Rebecca Cadie
ARPL Architects Ltd
Telephone: 01292 289777



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Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Ladies Night - the most glamorous
night of the year at Ayr Racecourse

SCOTLAND’S most glamorous night in the racing calendar - Champagne GH Mumm Ladies Night at Ayr will be held on Saturday 8 August, and this year’s event promises to be the best ever.

Around 8,000 people will make Ladies Night 2009 at Ayr Racecourse a very special glam night out.

Glamour abounds as ladies young and old don their glad rags for a night of fun and the chance of winning big by being awarded a bronze coin and a passport to Ladies Day Final on Friday 18 September.

Prizes that day are simply superb - this year’s top prize is a Vauxhall Tigra Convertible courtesy of Kerr & Smith and Iveco Trucks and second and third prizes are a Norwegian cruise courtesy of Fred Olsen and a piece of jewellery from designer Alex Cairncross.

Judges will mingle with the crowd on Ladies Night, and choose a number of ladies they consider to be the best dressed on the night.

They will be presented with a bronze coin that guarantees them a place in Ladies Day Final when they will draw the name of a horse running in the big race that day - the William Hill (Ayr) Gold Cup.

The lady who picks the horse that wins the race drives off in the fabulous Kerr & Smith Vauxhall Tigra, with the runners up bagging the other fabulous prizes.

But don’t worry if you don't come away from Ladies Night with a coin - you will still have a fabulous night out in stylish surroundings.

Relax with a glass of bubbly in the sumptuous surroundings of the Champagne Lawns adjacent to the paddock. Or strut your stuff in the prestigious Princess Royal Suite which boasts two bars and a panoramic view of the racecourse.

And the fun doesn’t end with the last race - there is superb entertainment with leading show band Waterfront performing in the Princess Royal Suite and renowned blues band Counselled Out appearing in the Ayrshire Suite. Both bands will be playing late into the night, and there will be plenty of room to dance.

First race is at 5.50pm and gates open at 3.50pm.

There are seven races on the card with the first - the Victor Chandler Apprentice Handicap over 6 furlongs with £6,000 in prize money.

Feature race on the night is the Champagne GH Mumm Cuvee R. Lalou EBF Maiden Stakes for two year olds over seven furlongs which should attract some promising juveniles.

The evening also features one of the longest races of the flat season at Ayr - the 1 mile 7 furlongs Champagne GH Mumm Cordon Rouge Handicap.

Ayr Racecourse PR Iain Ferguson said: “Ladies Night is normally just associated with all the off-course glamour, but we also have some great racing and we should have some big fields and very competitive races.”

For more information on racing at Ayr go online at or call 0870-8505666.



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Monday, 3 August 2009

New Clydesdale Bank partner keen to build
on impressive half year results in Ayrshire

Clydesdale Bank’s new regional deposits partner for Ayrshire aims to continue building on the bank’s impressive deposit performance, which is currently almost five times the industry average.

Deboragh Hendren is also eager to maintain a firm customer focus and an understanding of the communities in which she works, an ethos which is at the heart of the Clydesdale Bank’s business model.

[Pictured: Willie Mackie, Managing Partner of Clydesdale’s Ayrshire Financials Solutions Centre, and Deboragh Hendren along with Drew Mackin and David Kennedy, both Senior Partners within the Ayrshire Financial Solutions Centre.]

Commenting on her new role, Deboragh Hendren said: “The fact that the half year results showed that our deposits had increased by 15 per cent to £20.1 billion shows ultimately that our customers trust us.

“Clydesdale Bank continues to play a key role in helping local businesses navigate today’s challenging economic climate. Ensuring locally deposited money stays within the local economy means we can reinvest these funds to help the growth plans of other businesses across Ayrshire.”

Deboragh brings 10 years of banking experience to the role, having started her career at HSBC before working for Citibank for 6 years as a branch manager. Most recently Deboragh has worked as a Private Partner for Clydesdale Bank, before moving to a Deposit Partner role within Clydesdale’s Glasgow Financials Solutions Centre.

She is responsible for working across Clydesdale Bank’s Financial Solutions Centres in Ayrshire, Carlisle, Stirling & Perth, Dunfermline, Inverness and Thainstone.

Willie Mackie, Managing Partner of Clydesdale’s Ayrshire Financials Solutions Centre said: “I am delighted to welcome Deboragh to our team. This latest appointment is a further example of our commitment to support local businesses across Ayrshire.”

Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank is part of the National Australia Group. Clydesdale Bank was established in 1838 in Glasgow and has a proud history of innovation and support for Scottish industry and communities. With over 150 retail branches and a network of Financial Solutions Centres, Clydesdale is one of Scotland's largest banks. The Bank is currently expanding its operations into the South of England with its innovative Financial Solutions Centres, offering customers a highly integrated business and private banking service.

Yorkshire Bank

Yorkshire Bank was founded in 1859 in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Yorkshire Bank has 190 retail branches, a strong personal customer base and a growing business banking capability with 77 Financial Solutions Centres. Yorkshire Bank is a trading name of Clydesdale Bank plc, a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank Group of companies. Yorkshire Bank joined the Group in 1990.

Financial Solutions Centres

Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centres (FSC) offer Members a tailored range of business and private banking services under one roof. A team of specialist partners, each with considerable local experience, work together to provide Members with end to end solutions for their business and private banking needs. In addition to banking services, the FSCs also operate as a hub for local business, with a range of networking opportunities and meeting facilities available as a benefit of membership.

Over 70 FSCs are located around the UK and in 2006 represented over half of the National Australia Bank Group’s UK income.


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