Arts & Entertainment
Ayr is a lively seasidetown with a widechoice of amenitiesincluding the CitadelLeisure Centre, situatedbetween the seafrontand the River Ayr,which incorporatesa 25m swimming pool,teaching and flexi pools,sports halls and a gym.The town offers anexcellent selectionof restaurants, bars andcafés, and the GaietyTheatre presents aneclectic mix of operaand contemporarymusic to comedyand drama in itsmain auditoriumand studio theatre.It also incorporatesan exhibition spaceand a café. Ayr’s otherattractions includea four-screen Odeoncinema, and comedyand music nightsat the Town Hall.
Leisure & Recreation
Doonholm Road isclose to some excellentparks and green areas,including the beautifulRozelle Park with itsastonishing varietyof plants and wildlife,and there are superbriverside walks alongthe River Doon. Thebeach and esplanade,have a seafrontplaypark, and sportsfacilities in theimmediate vicinityinclude Ayr RugbyClub, Belleisle andSeafield golf coursesand CambusdoonSports Club whichhosts Ayr’s cricket,hockey and bowlingclubs. Ayr is also thehome of Scotland’spremiere racecourse,with many major racesand other eventsthroughout the year.
There is a pharmacyand a popular postoffice and village storein Alloway. A secondlocal shopping areaat Hollow Park includesa general store anda florist. Ayr towncentre presents anexciting diversityof traditional localretailers and specialityshops alongside mallsat the Kyle Centreand Ayr Central.
There is a recyclingcentre in the car parkof the Iceland storein Hollow Park, aroundfifteen minutes walkaway, with facilitiesfor household metalsand other packaging, cardboard and cartons,paper, glass bottles andjars, shoes and clothing.Maybole RecyclingCentre, around sixmiles away, acceptslarger items such askitchen appliances,TVs and car engines.
Education & Health
Alloway Primary School,just 600 yards fromDoonholm Meadows, isa bright and stimulatingschool with strongcommunity links anda good educationaltrack record. Pupilsnormally move on toBelmont Academy inAyr, less than two milesaway. The local medicalpractice, Cornhill andAlloway, has a surgeryopposite Burns Cottage.