Troon will be rockin’ this November.
Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 November sees the second Winter Storm weekend, after the success of the 2016 event. Tickets and accommodation are going fast, so act now to find your B&B.
Check out Winter Storm to see the fantastic rock bands appearing.
The Ballantrae Food Festival builds each year on the tremendous success of previous events.
Cookery demonstrations, live music, food and drink samples…This is a fun day out for all the family. There is a free bus service running from Girvan railway station to Ballantrae, or make a weekend of it and stay in one of the excellent local B&Bs
Thistleneuk B&B, Merchant House, or Balkissock Lodge B&B
The 2017 Boswell Book Festival looks like being the best yet!
A fantastic array of well-known faces will be there including Nigel Havers, Alex Norton and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman.
And a highlight will surely be George Dunne (94) and Dave Fellows (92), two veteran survivors from WW2 Bomber Command tell of flying deep into enemy territory over Nazi occupied Europe.
Boswell Book Festival programme 2017
If you are looking for a fun day out, as well as an educational one, The Scottish Maritime Museum has much to offer.
They have events on throughout the year as well as the usual displays. Download the brochure here. And ask your B&B owner for the special discounted tickets – available from ABBA B&Bs only.
Open Studios Ayrshire 2017 will open their doors from Friday 21 to Monday 24 April.
Find out more details including a detailed brochure with information on all the artists and their workshops.
Make a weekend of it and stay in one of the quality Ayrshire B&Bs listed on our ABBA website.
Ayr races – Best in Scotland!
The jewel in the crown of National Hunt racing in Scotland – a fantastic two-day meeting with the top horses and jockeys competing for some serious prize money.
The centrepiece of Saturday – and of the entire jumps season in Scotland is the Coral Scottish Grand National generally recognised as one of the best races of its kind. Ayr Races
ABBA held their AGM at RBBM on Monday 9th Jan 2017 with a wonderful buffet lunch, guest speakers included Susan Colquhoun of RBBM, Craig Stewart of Freetobook and Jackie Hitchen of ITFact.
Cordelia Galley of Balkissock Lodge B&B was duly nominated as the new Chairperson for ABBA. To complete the afternoon members enjoyed the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre exhibition currently on at the RBBM.
What could be better than eating, dancing and listening to a Ceilidh Band?
Come along to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum on Fri 20 Jan 2017, 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Of course there will be haggis! And add the Borland Ceilidh Band to get everyone on their feet. Booking essential at RBBM Booking. And you may as well stay the night – try the newly opened B&B just along the road called 15 Alloway.
ABBA members were treated to a warm welcome at Glenapp Castle last week. Siobhan Liddington kindly showed us round and told us of the exciting developments at one of Ayrshire’s gem of a hideaway. Wonderful cuisine or for afternoon tea and a walk round the grounds.
Glenapp Castle in Ballantrae is a stunning hidden gem with fantastic views out to Ailsa Craig. Enjoy excellent cuisine or a walk in their beautiful grounds before afternoon tea,
Spoil yourself in this beautiful Scottish Castle….
Watch Glenapp’s Dawn to Dusk video