17th September 2018

Rotherwood Furniture

The Complete Interior Solution For the past 18 years, Rotherwood Furniture has provided bespoke, quality furniture coupled with a complete interior design service, gaining a truly excellent reputation throughout Ayrshire and beyond. And in 2018, the combination of new ownership, and the introduction of leading interior designer Joanne Sweeney are moves will take the brand’s name from strength to strength.Enjoy…
14th September 2018

Winter Breaks

City breaks & magical getaways As we say farewell to summer for another year, and start setting our sights towards winter, it is inevitable that we are going to search for some twinkling lights in these dark nights that are fast approaching. For this exact reason, AM caught up with Linda at LAH Travel; to find out from the experts,…
13th September 2018

Above Adventure

Scaling New Heights for Our Community The physical and mental benefits of regular exercise have been well documented. No matter the activity, making time to move brings increased stamina, endurance and strength as well as immeasurable improvements to self-esteem, and often serves as an excellent way to manage anxiety, depression and stress. However, perhaps the most amazing thing about exercise…
11th September 2018

Neil Oliver

Digging The Historian / Archaeologist If pressed I would say I liked his honesty and humility. He had no pretensions, describing himself, simply, as an enthusiast and generalist. An unassuming man who just has a passion for the work he does.We all know, however, Neil Oliver is much, much more than this. He has written extensively on the history and…
3rd September 2018

Natasha Radmehr On…

The people you see in airports. If you’re travelling abroad this summer, here’s an airport drinking game for you. Down one shot for every person on this list you see – but be warned, you may end up becoming one of them...The Inbetweeners Travelling in a 20-strong pack are these freshly peeled manboys, straight out of high school and ready…
20th August 2018

Mark Beaumont

A Wheel of a Time Some of the most inspiring stories I have ever encountered come from human beings who display an unshakable determination to endure, to experience and to succeed. No matter what obstacles may stand in their way, no matter the physical or mental battle, no matter what elements they have to face - rain, snow, scorching sun…
16th August 2018

Gro Coffee

A Sun–kissed Monday at Gro, with Gordon Rennie It is just another sun-kissed Monday afternoon at the end of June in Irvine. Ribbed wisps of cloud in a clear blue sky above, a smiling sun, stolen from the Uruguayan flag, beating down, and not even the hint of a breeze by the sea.Ayrshire Magazine are at GRO, a licensed cafe bar on the Irvine harbourside, where we are warmly welcomed by the proprietor Gordon Rennie. "I am born and bred Ayrshire," Gordon told us when I asked him where his idea for a cafe bar in Irvine had come from. "I spent every day driving to Glasgow to get a nice coffee and something to eat. I realised there was a market here…
12th August 2018

Andrew Brookes

The Style Council Cometh The cut, the colour, the look. The language of the fashionista, hipster, stylist. Key to his job is to know his client, to walk in their skin, to sleep and breathe their needs and make sure they are adequately met. He heads one of the top Scottish tailoring brands, a determined, passionate man with a real…
8th August 2018

James Crawford

On A Clear Day Being in the sky - advisedly in a helicopter or a small plane - gives you a different perspective on the world below. Potentially, you can see the topography of the whole surface of the planet. The seas, the oceans, the mountains, forests, lakes or lochs, roads, bridges, cities. What is unravelling beneath us, according to…
5th August 2018

Ya Wee Weirdo!!!

YA WEE WEIRDO!!! Yes the summertime is here. It’s the time of year a person can go stir crazy. I mean proper off your Chips, Disco Bug Mental. Currently the whole day is spent working, morning on the radio, afternoon writing & working from home, night time out gigging.Long gone are the days when you’d get a 7-week break over…