Ayrshire Scouting

The Ayrshire Area Badge depicts Rowallan Castle, home of the Late Lord Rowallan who was the 3rd Chief Scout.

The Area is greatly a farming community but there are numerous large engineering companies as well as a fishing industry on the coast. Industries include chemicals, aircraft manufacture, computer technology, heavy engineering, and ship building. The Area also has an International Airport at Prestwick which specializes in freight handling as well as commercial air traffic. Sea Ports are located at Ayr, Troon and Ardrossan. Tourism also plays a big part in the Area, Robert Burns hailing from Alloway near Ayr, Culzean Castle South of Ayr, and a Viking battle site in the north at Largs, to mention but a few.

The Ayrshire Area comprises of three districts and an Area Camp Site
Ayrshire East
Kyle and Carrick
North Ayrshire & Arran
Area Camp Site

There are 58 Groups and numerous Explorer Scout Units and the Area also has an excellent Camp Site just south of Ayr. See the Camp Site Page.

Ayrshire East

The eastern sector of the Area, covers Kilmarnock, Stewarton, Fenwick, Galston, Darvel, Dunlop, Kilmaurs and Newmilns, Mauchline, Auchinleck, Cumnock, New Cumnock, Drongan and Dalmellington.

Kyle and Carrick

South Ayrshire is the southern District of the Area and covers the Town, of Maybole, Girvan, Ballantrae, Crosshill, Straiton, Ayr, Prestwick, Troon, Loans, Dundonald, Symington, Tarbolton and Alloway.

It is the home District for the Area camp site at Culzean.

North Ayrshire & Arran

The northern District, covers towns such as Ardrossan, Stevenston, Saltcoats, Fairlie, Largs, Skelmorlie and West Kilbride, Kilwinning, Irvine, Dreghorn, Beith, Dalry and Kilbirnie. It also takes in the Isle of Arran with Groups in Lamlash and

Area Camp Site - Culzean

The Area is fortunate in having a marvellous camp site adjacent to the Culzean Country Park. Further information on the site is available on the adjoining page.

For further information on any of the above Districts please Email

Click here to see Ayrshire Map

Click here to see Whats Happening in Ayrshire

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Author :- Bob McIntyre