Steam ahead at Dunaskin
The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre at Dunaskin has recorded its best ever season since being established more than ten years ago.
Operated by the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group, visitor numbers are up three percent, on last year.
The Group considers this as an important consolidation on previous seasons, especially considering the rather poor summer weather this year.
The final Steam Day of the year was almost a wash out, with numbers on the last Sunday of September well down on the same day last year, a reflection of the weather conditions on the day. Ayr and Prestwick Lions Club have helped a vital club to keep up their great work.
The Physically Handicapped and Able Bodied Club offers an opportunity for members with a range of disabilities to socialise.
People visit from as far as Girvan for their
Group Chairman Archie Thom said: “We are delighted to have welcomed so many visitors to Dunaskin this year, more than at any time since we set up on the site of the former Dalmellington Iron Company.
“2017 has been another good year for us, with visitor satisfaction at an all time high.” weekly meetings at Lochside Community Centre in Ayr, and the money raised by the Lions will go towards the hire of their minibus and driver.
Lion Eleanor Danks presented the cheque to PHAB committee members Barbara Mulligan and Gilmour Deans.
Cash boost Lion Eleanor Danks presented the cheque to PHAB committee members Barbara Mulligan and Gilmour Deans