Ayrshire Post

Rule the World in Kilmarnock

Loch Ryan and Wig Bay beckon for the birds this weekend


Could it be Magic? Well, they claim this is the closest think you can get to the real Take That.

Bring It On Events are bringing the award- winning Rule The World, the UK’s number one Take That tribute act to the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock this Friday, September 20.

It is billed as an exciting evening of the hits made famous by Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Co

. Now, after touring for eleven year the tribute act, with full live band, return to Ayrshire after two very successful shows in Troon .

The band’s Gabriel Keoch is the Howard Donald of the line- up.

Gabriel said “We absolutely Ayrshire are ready for a party because we are.”

Matt Hall, the band’s Mark Owen added: “We try to make the show as authentic as we can so that Take That fans get the best possible experience.

“We want to make every single person feel like they’re at a Take That concert”.

Dan Maines, the tribute Gary Barlow, concluded: “It’s going to be such a diverse show and I hope there’s something in there for everyone.”

For tickets visit the Grand Hall / Palace box office, or call 01563 554900. Over 14s, under 18s must be accompanie­d by an adult. Members and friends of RSPB Central Ayrshire Local Group and SOC Ayrshire are looking forward to another season of enjoyable and informativ­e field trips exploring some favourite birding hotspots, writes Gerda Scott.

The first field trip is this Saturday September 21, to Stranraer, Loch Ryan and Wig Bay. The secluded sea loch gives shelter to a wide variety of wintering divers, grebes, waders and wildfowl. A speciality to look for is scaup, a spectacula­r diving duck which breeds in the high Arctic and spends the winter on only a few sites around the coast. Slavonian grebe is another rarity that could be around, along with red- necked, great- northern and red- throated diver. Wigeon and goldeneye are usually present in good numbers. There may also be large flocks of moulting eider bobbing on the water.

Waders roost along the western shoreline of Wig Bay. Large flocks of finches often feed on the scrub nearby.

Leader is Jim Thomson who is always very happy to share his experience and answer any questions.

Please meet at 10.30am at Ballantrae ( toilets), then on to Stranraer and Loch Ryan. This is an all day trip, please bring a packed lunch. Finish around 3.30pm.

Please, also take note of the programme for the rest of the season:

Saturday October 19. An all day trip to Caerlavero­ck Reserve. Friday- Sunday November. 15- 17 coach trip to RSPB Leighton Moss, The LeylandEst­uary Reserves and Centre, and WWT Martin Mere Reserve.

Saturday December 14. All day trip to Maidens Harbour, Culzean and the Coast. Maidens usually boasts up to 15 roosting Brent geese during the winter months.

Saturday January 25. At this time of year Greenan shore and Doonfoot are a safe place to visit and reward with a wide variety of waders and gulls, glaucous, Iceland and Mediterran­ean among them.

Saturday February 22. Irvine Harbour and Beach Park.

We really hope the people of Ayrshire are ready for a party . . . because we are

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