We are an amateur orchestra based in the beautiful South West of Scotland and hope our website inspires you to attend one of our fabulous concerts in the near future.


Christmas is fast approaching and we’re sad not to have been able to hold our festive concerts this year.

Especially for those of you who would have come along to jingle your bells on the Sunday afternoon or Monday evening, we joined together virtually to record a special performance of Sleigh Ride! 

We wish you a lovely Christmas and sincerely hope to see you in Ayr Town Hall in 2021.


John took up the baton with the ASO for the 1992/93 season.

He studied French Horn and pianoforte at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he worked under a number of eminent conductors.

His early orchestral experience was further enhanced while as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.


Kathleen has played the violin since the age of 9, studying under both Wallace Galbraith and Warren Jacobs.

She has been a member of and has toured extensively with The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Strathclyde Schools Symphony Orchestra, The National Youth String Orchestra of Scotland and was a founder member of The Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra.


The members of the Orchestra are mainly amateur players, though our number includes many who earn a living from music. We have members from a wide range of ages and from all walks of life. Players come from all over Ayrshire and beyond.

Ayrshire Symphony Orchestra is currently at full capacity. Anyone wishing to join the orchestra should in the first instance send their CV to our Secretary, Louise Barrett.