Star rating for track

AYR Racecourse has played host to many stars over the years now it has FOUR of its own!

The track has been officially designated a 4 star Visitor Attraction by VisitScotland with the staff and facilities being described as ‘excellent’.

The prestigious award is the culmination of years of improvements at the course with more than £10 million being spent on new facilities as well as upgrading many of the existing restaurants and bars. Other comments from the Inspector who visited the course included: “The racecourse is well provided with bars, and these are of excellent quality. Service was very friendly.”

And there was also praise for the standard of the facilities. The report stated: “Cleanliness and tidiness levels in the bars, including the main Grandstand Sports Bar was generally very good. It should be acknowledged that staff were excellent.”

The food outlets also impressed, as did the toilets “well signposted and excellent as regards adequacy of provision and quality, panelled and tiles.”

Ayr Racecourse Sales and Marketing Manager Lindsey Smith described the award as a ‘huge boost’ for the Racecourse

She said: “It is always encouraging to hear positive feedback about our facilities and to have those rewarded with a 4 star rating by VisitScotland is particularly pleasing.

“We will now proudly display the VisitScotland 4 star Visitor Attraction plaque at the course.”