Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by Alan Gardiner

By Karyn Mac. “The Real Ceilidh” Presenter. Irvine Beat FM. Featured Album: (Sunday 5th May 2019) Alan Gardiner and his Scottish Dance Band “Scottish Dances Vol. 7” “Scottish Dances Vol. 7” from Alan Gardiner and his Scottish Dance Band is this week’s featured album on the Real Sunday Ceilidh. It was released in 1998. The band  are: Lead Accordion&nbs...
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Glasgow Taxi Outing To Troon 2019

Event Date & Time The 74th annual Glasgow taxi outing to Troon will be on Wednesday 19th June 2019. The taxis arrive in Troon just before 1pm and queue along the North Shore, entering the town at 1pm. Route Through Troon The route will be in via Barassie Street, along Portland Street, onto Ayr Street, then parking on the South Beach promenade. Abou...
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1969 Memories – A Journey Back To 1969

1969 Memories
By John Surgenor. Irvine Beat FM Presenter. 1969 Let me lead you through a brief journey into the golden year of 1969. The journey will take us through the music, the entertainment, the happenings, the memories and some trivia of the year. I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a golden hour show on Irvinebeat FM 107.2 and the website irvineb...
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Hope Project in Stevenston, North Ayrshire

Hope Project North Ayrshire
What Is The Hope Project? Hope Project (Helping Older People Evolve) is a charity organisation based in North Ayrshire that is managed by CLASPS. They work with over 50's who live in North Ayrshire. Their aim is to stop people becoming isolated by running different activities throughout North Ayrshire. The charity has been running for 11 years. The Hope Pro...
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Couch to 5K – Irvine Running Club

Irvine Running Club - Couch to 5K
Ever thought about joining a running club, but been afraid as they will all be at a far more advanced level than you? New Beginners Couch to 5K Program This new program is for beginners. Organised by the long established "Irvine Running Club", this program will give you all the motivation and training that you need to get into running. Jog leaders are all fully qu...
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1982 Memories – A Journey Back to 1982

1982 Memories
By John SurgenorIrvine Beat FM Presenter 1982 Let me lead you through a brief journey into the golden year of 1982. The journey will take us through the music, the entertainment, the happenings, the memories and some trivia of the year. I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a golden hour show on Irvinebeatfm 107.2 and the website Irvinebeat...
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Chemists Open During Easter 2019 In Ayrshire

Easter Chemists Ayrshire 2019
Here are the opening times for pharmacies around Ayrshire over the Easter holidays 2019. Jump to: North Ayrshire | South Ayrshire | East Ayrshire | Additional Info North Ayrshire Good Friday – 19 April 2019 Most pharmacies will be open as normal, except: Gallacher Healthcare, 41 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan – closedGallagher Healthcare, 6 Central Avenu...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by Alan Crookston

Alan Crookston Ceilidh Band
By Karyn Mac. “The Real Ceilidh” Presenter. Irvine Beat FM. The Alan Crookston Ceilidh Band Featured Album: (Sunday 28th April 2019) The Alan Crookston Ceilidh Band “Note Before Time” “Note Before Time” from The Alan Crookston Ceilidh Band is this week’s featured album on the Real Sunday Ceilidh. It was released in 2015. The band are: Alan Crookston ...
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1977 Memories – A Journey Back To 1977

Journey Back To 1977
Jump to: 1977 No.1 Singles | 1977 Albums | 1977 Music Quiz | New Kids On The Block | 1977 Films & TV | News Events of 1977 |1977 Sport | Arrivals & Departures in 1977 1977 By John Surgenor. Irvine Beat FM Presenter. Let’s take a journey through the golden year of 1977. I’ll keep it a brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and ...
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1967 Memories – A Journey Back To 1967

By John SurgenorIrvine Beat FM Presenter 1967 A brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and trivia of the golden year of 1967. I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a golden hour show on Irvinebeatfm 107.2 and the website Irvinebeat.com every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11.00 and 12.00hrs. I was asked ...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by John Carmichael

By Karyn Mac “The Real Ceilidh” Presenter. Irvine Beat FM Hello! Karyn Mac here, from The Real Ceilidh on Sunday afternoons, from 4 – 6pm. “Carmichael’s Ceilidh Ball” by John Carmichael and his Ceilidh Band is the featured album this week on the Real Ceilidh. It was released in 1999. The Band Line Up Accordion - John CarmichaelFiddle - Marie Fielding...
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Social Prescribing – Community link workers

Social Prescribing North Ayrshire
Chris Houston was joined by Ainsley and Amanda who are both community link workers from North Ayrshire Council. Based in GP Practices Community link workers are based in GP practices across North Ayrshire and their role is put people in touch with resources, groups and activities in the local community. This is with a view to improving people’s well beings and cover...
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1985 Memories – A Journey Back To 1985

Memories of 1985
1985 By John SurgenorIrvine Beat FM Presenter The golden year of 1985. A brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and some trivia of the year. I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a golden hour show on Irvinebeatfm 107.2 and the website Irvinebeat.com every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11.00 and 12.0...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by Sandy Legget

Sandy Legget - Featured Album of the week
“Ceilidh Capers” with Sandy Legget and the Carseloch Ceilidh Band By Karyn Mac  “The Real Ceilidh” Presenter. Irvine Beat FM Hello! Karyn Mac here, from The Real Ceilidh on Sunday afternoons, from 4 – 6pm. Featured Album: (Sunday 17th March 2019) “Ceilidh Capers” from Sandy Legget and the Carseloch Ceilidh Band is this week’s featured album on the Real Sunday ...
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Anti-Social Behaviour – The Neighbours!

Antisocial Behaviour - Dealing With Noisy Neighbours - Scotland
  By Barry Reilly Lunchtime Presenter - Irvine Beat FM In this article we look at Anti-Social Behaviour. This is an incredibly wide and varied topic so today we cover ant-social behaviour within communities. What to do if you have a conflict with a neighbour. North Ayrshire's Crime Prevention & Interventions Officer, PC Johnson joined us on Wednesday (13/03/1...
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1973 Memories – A Journey Back To 1973

Journey Back To 1973
1973 The golden year of 1973. A brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and some trivia of the year. By John Surgenor Irvine Beat FM - Golden Hour Presenter The golden year of 1973. A brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and some trivia of the year. I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a gol...
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Livestock Worrying – Advice For Dog Owners

Sheep Worrying
Livestock Worrying Explained By Barry Reilly Irvine Beat FM (Lunchtime Presenter) Why Is This Campaign Is Being Launched In Spring As we head into Spring, there is an "improving picture" in our weather as expected. With this, many of us are spending more time outdoors. Dog owners are particularly pleased to be able to get out with our dogs for longer walks at this time ...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by Iain Cathcart

Iain Cathcart
  By Karyn Mac  “The Real Ceilidh” Presenter. Irvine Beat FM Hello! Karyn Mac here, from The Real Ceilidh on Sunday afternoons, from 4 – 6pm. I wonder how many people fondly remember watching ‘Thingummyjig’ on the telly? Iain Cathcart certainly does – but more about that in a minute! As If By Magic This week’s (Sun 10th March) featured album is from Iain...
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Climbing Kilimanjaro For The Ayrshire Hospice

Climbing Kilimanjaro for Ayrshire Hospice
Climbing Kilimanjaro For Charity - My Diary By Steve Hyde Irvine Beat FM Presenter The Challenge In the year of my big Five-Ohhhhhhh! I decided to take some time off to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Ayrshire Hospice. Mount Kilimanjaro ‘The Roof of Africa’ is the world’s highest free standing mountain, standing at 5896m (19,340ft). The challenge took me...
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The Country Music Bug – Featured Article

Country Music Bug - By Dawn Jamison
  The Country Music Bug By Dawn Jamison Kickin' Country Presenter - Irvine Beat FM The Long Hot Summer Of 1976 My first real experience of country music was in 1976. I remember the year clearly because this was a very long hot summer, one of the driest, warmest UK summers of the 20th century.   US Country Music - Invades The UK This was also the year US country musi...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Artist – Gordon Pattullo

Gordon Pattullo’s Ceilidh Band
Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Artist By Karyn Mac  "The Real Ceilidh" Presenter. Irvine Beat FM Hello! Karyn Mac here, from The Real Ceilidh on Sunday afternoons, from 4 - 6pm. As you may have heard, I will be introducing a few new features on the Ceilidh from Sunday 3rd March 2019 – amongst these will be a featured album or artist. Each week, right here on the we...
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Stroll With It – Walking Group In Irvine

Trinity Active Travel Hub - Irvine, North Ayrshire
  Trinity- Active Travel Hub Organised by the new Trinity- Active Travel Hub, "Stroll With It" is a weekly group that meet for walks around various locations in Irvine. On Thursday (28-02-19) we invited Kate Cuthbert, North Ayrshire's Active Travel Hub Officer along with Jessica Gillespie along to the Irvine Beat FM studios to tell us more about the group. Ka...
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1960 Memories – A Journey Back To 1960

Spotlight on 1960 - Music & Trivia
1960 The golden year of 1960. A brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and some trivia of the year. By John Surgenor Irvine Beat FM - Golden Hour Presenter I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a golden hour show on Irvinebeatfm 107.2 and the website Irvinebeat.com every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11.00 and 12.0...
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Walking Football – Being Over 50 Doesn’t Stop You Kicking A Ball

Walking Football Club - Ayrshire
  As part of our February Fitness & Well-being features, on Thursday (21-02-19), we learned all about Walking Football. Becoming Hugely Popular Walking Football is growing in popularity across the country at a remarkable rate. There are Walking Football clubs running all over Scotland. The numbers are growing. Walking Football In Irvine Here in North Ayrshir...
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Irvine Sea Cadets – Volunteers / Helpers Required

Irvine Sea Cadets - North Ayrshire
  On Tuesday (5/02/2019) , Robert Duncan, the Executive Officer of Irvine Sea Cadets joined us live in the studio on Irvine Beat FM's lunchtime programme to tell us all about the Irvine Sea Cadets. Here's What We Found Out The Sea Cadets are the UK's largest uniformed youth organisation. They are committed to providing their cadets with the best possible head star...
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Worried About Overloading Sockets? – Try This Calculator

Spotlight Safety Feature - Irvine Beat FM Q: How many appliances can you plug into one socket? A: Follow the 13 amp rule as explained in this article. Q: How do I know if I am overloading a mains socket? A: Different appliances draw different amps. Use our calculator on this page as a guide to avoid overloading. Q: How many watts can a 13 amp socket take? A:...
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Drones – Listen Again – We Discuss The Safe Use Of Drones

Talking Drones
  Spotlight Feature - The Safe Use Of Drones? On Thursday lunchtime (24/1/19) our feature article was "drones". In order to encourage and promote the safe and responsible use of drones, following the recent bad publicity that drones have had in the news. The purpose of this feature was not to denounce the use of drones, as the media has done recently, but instead to...
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Could You Volunteer to Support Erskine’s Veterans in 2019?

Erskine Veterans
  Calling on the support of Irvine Beat FM listeners in Renfrewshire. George Brabender and his Bernese Mountain dog Bailey have been volunteering with Erskine for two years. Could 2019 be the year you volunteer to support Erskine’s veterans? Spend any time with George and gentle giant Bailey and it is clear to see the difference they are making to the lives of the ...
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Hogmanay Ceilidh – Bring In The Bells On Irvine Beat FM

Hogmanay Ceilidh
  Welcome In The New Year The Irvine Beat FM Hogmanay Ceilidh has become a real favourite with our listeners. This year's broadcast is presented by Karyn Mac from our Sunday "The Real Ceilidh" show. Karyn, an Ayrshire accordionist will be introducing a real mixture of traditional Scottish music on the countdown to the bells and into the New Year. Karyn will ...
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Christmas Hamper Winner – Well Done Elizabeth.

Well done to Elizabeth from Broomlands, the winner of this year's Christmas hamper on Irvine Beat FM. Steve Hyde from Irvine Beat FM presented Elizabeth the Irvine Beat FM Christmas hamper on Christmas Eve this year. Congratulations to Elizabeth, she was delighted with this fabulously huge hamper. A huge thanks to everyone who called or texted in to the competition and a v...
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Christmas Public Transport In Ayrshire 2018

Public Transport Timetable Changes For Christmas New Year 2018 in Ayrshire Over Christmas & New Year, as you would expect, there are changes to public transport services in and around Ayrshire. We hope you find this information useful all within one page. Let's start with the trains: Trains Trains to/from Glasgow Central The last trains on Christmas Eve are: ...
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Listen Again – Ayrshire Hospice Christmas CD

Ayrshire Hospice Christmas CD
Ayrshire Hospice Christmas CD On Thursday lunchtime 13/12/18 Mary Drummond, Assistant Fundraising Manager of Ayrshire Hospice came in to the studios of Irvine Beat FM to tell us all about the new Christmas CD to raise funds for Ayrshire Hospice. The Christmas CD is the brainchild of Maggie Holloway. Maggie, from Saltcoats has a professional singing background, came up with ...
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Christmas Food Ideas – From Willie Pike, Master Chef MBE

Willie Pike talking to us on Irvine Beat FM
  Christmas Menu Ideas Irvine Beat FM - Christmas Special: Lifestyle Feature     On Thursday Lunchtime (13/12/18), Barry Reilly  was joined in the studio by Willie Pike, Master Chef, M.B.E. to discuss creative ideas to enhance your Christmas menu this year. Willie Pike is a multi-award winning chef, highly regarded in the industry as a "Scottish culinary leg...
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Fullarton ConneXions Christmas Dinner

Fullarton ConneXions Christmas Dinner   Fullarton ConneXions will be providing a Christmas Day dinner for anyone who will be alone or vulnerable or who can’t afford a Christmas dinner on Christmas Day 1.30pm for 2pm sitting. They can also provide minibus transport from 4 pick up points: The High flats concierge building 1.15pm Corner of Sanderson Avenue and McKi...
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Bank Street Primary, Irvine – Reunion

Community News The committee for the Bank Street Primary School Reunion would like to invite all ex pupils and teachers to join us for an afternoon of reminiscing and a get together with old friends on Sunday 9th of June 2019 at 2pm Details will go out early in the New Year through various media sources, in the mean time please help to spread the word to anyone interest...
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Chemists open in Ayrshire over the Christmas holidays 2018

Duty Chemists 2018 Ayrshire - Christmas
Pharmacies Open in Ayrshire Over the Christmas Holidays Christmas 2018 / New Year 2018 into 2019.   With GP practices closing on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December, Ayrshire residents are being urged to prepare to cope with any common health concerns.   Community pharmacists can answer questions on choosing and using the right medicine and provide eas...
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