Ayton Neighbourhood Watch
Contact: Kenny Combe (018907) 81443
Ayton Enhancement Group
The group was set up in 2011 to work to generally improve the look of the village using floral displays and other appropriate means. Contact: Vic Swain (018907) 81301 For more information on Ayton Enhancement Group, click here.
Ayton & District Bowling Club
This is a very active green bowling club with full bar facilities. Contact: John Slater (01890) 71781 For more information on Ayton & District Bowling Club, see the club’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AytonDistrictBowlingClub/?l
Ayton Carpet Bowling Club
The club is no longer operating. Matches were played in Ayton & District Bowling Club clubhouse. For further information contact: Billy Blaikie (018907) 81256
Ayton Christmas Lights Group
The Christmas lights group was established in 2021 to organise the village lights and Christmas tree. Prior to this the lights were the responsibility of Ayton Community Council. For further information contact Graham Dolan (018907) 81411.
Ayton Local History Society
This society was formed in 2000 and holds monthly meetings, usually with guest speakers. Contact: Bill Black (018907) 81427 For more information, click here. To see this season’s programme, click here.
Ayton Gardening Society
The Ayton & District Horticultural Society Show has been a part of village life since the inaugural show in 1881. The ‘Flower Show’ as everyone knows it has taken place every year since then – even through both world wars.
Unfortunately Covid proved an even greater menace and the show had to take a breather for a couple of years.
Now there is a new society running the show and its first show in 2022 was a great success with the addition of numerous stalls and activities including an appearance by the Norham Village Band.
Not only does this new society run the annual show but it also provides other community events such as garden visits, coffee mornings, plant and bulb sales.
Visit their website at www.aytongardens.com
The Ayton Show is one of the highlights of the village year and is regarded by many as one of the best horticultural shows in Berwickshire and beyond. The show was held in the Volunteer Hall on the Eyemouth road until the hall was demolished in the 1970s to make way for housing. Since then it has been held in Ayton Primary School, another 1970s building. A few years ago the Society had copies of the 1881 show schedule reprinted. It makes interesting reading for those who enjoy competing. You can see that
Ayton Evergreens Club
The Evergreens caters for the over 60s in the village. The club meets monthly in Ayton & District Bowling Club clubhouse. Contact: Moira Elliot (018907) 81551
The SWI (Scottish Women’s Institute) meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the winter in Ayton Community Hall. Contact: Jen Logan (018907) 71275 To see the this year’s syllabus, click here.
Ayton Community Council
The Community Council is currently in abeyance and not enough nominees could be found. When operating it meets on the first Tuesday of each month in Ayton Community Hall, except in January and August. For further information, click here.
Ayton Castle Curling Club
This is a locally based curling club which curls at Kelso ice rink. Contact: Bill Stewart (018907) 52090
To view the club’s website click here.