This page will contain useful information as we get it and also links to Rev. Brennan's "e-worship services" which are our way of keeping God's Church alive during the pandemic.


We have received a number of requests from people who want to support the work of the Church financially but don't know how with the current restrictions. If you are in this position, there are various options:

  1. Regular Giving:
  2. Monthly Standing Order to the Church bank account, which keeps you in control through your instructions to your bank.
  3. Envelopes (usually weekly) - normally put in offering plates during services - but during lockdown the Clerk to the Board, Bob McMillan, has offered to be a collection point or will arrange for collection from your home if requested.
  4. One-off Giving:
  5. Online through a secure facility set up and managed by the Church of Scotland at: - click on 'Donate to a congregation' and then enter Dundonald (Ayr) followed by your details as prompted. (Note, this could also be used for regular giving but generally 1.a) above is the preferred option.)
  6. By cheque made out to 'Dundonald Church of Scotland' - usually it is simplest to post it but collection can be arranged if preferred.
  7. Gift Aid:  For any of the above, if you are a tax payer it is possible for the Church to recover tax, at no extra cost to you, through a gift aid declaration.

If you would like to use one of these options or would like more details, please contact the Clerkto the Board, Bob McMillan 01563 850702 or the Treasurer, Sheila Tannock. 01563 850427


Emergency helpline for food and medication if you have no other resource to obtain it. 0800 1114000

4/4/20  keystore in Dundonald now open 8 till 8

26/3/20. Rember when doing simple things such as taking the bins back in after they're emptied to WASH YOUR HANDS.  Bin Men touch up to 2000 bins each day so take care.

28/3/20  I'm indebted to Templehill Dental Surgery for the following :-

With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we are still closed and unable to see any patients until the Chief Dental Officer advises us otherwise. We are still operating a dentist rota on our phones who will reply to any messages between normal opening hours. However, here’s some advice if you have dental Problems at the moment.

There are a lot of conditions that don’t require urgent attention. Here’s a list of common problems we see and what you can do to help.

Regular painkillers if you need them. Good oral hygiene with a fluoride toothpaste and reducing your intake of sugary foods will help ensure any decay won’t get worse

Bleeding after extractions
Apply pressure to the socket. Bite on a clean handkerchief or cloth – not tissue paper, for 30 minutes. If this doesn’t work call the practice.
Pink saliva and a little bit of oozing from the socket is normal. Avoid hot drinks and alcohol. Don’t rinse your mouth for 24 hours.

Bleeding gums
These will improve if can clean your teeth and gums effectively. Brush for 2 minutes especially at the gum line and don’t forget to clean between the teeth with floss or interdental brushes. Corosdyl mouthwash may help but prolonged use can cause staining.

Dentures rubbing or loose
Use of a denture adhesive, like Fixodent or Polygrip may help. Seabond denture pads may make the denture more comfortable and stable. If there is a sharp edge an emery board can be used to smooth down.

Lost crown or veneer
Toofypegs can be used to restick lost crowns or veneers at home. Good oral hygiene will help stop the tooth becoming decayed

Bonjela on the area that is painful before meals in particular.
Take painkillers if necessary
Rinse with saltwater to prevent infection
Use difflam mouthwash which you can get from the pharmacist.

Sensitive teeth
Teeth can be sensitive to hot and cold foods/drinks due to receding gums, large fillings or decay. Toothpaste for sensitive teeth can help apply to the teeth and leave overnight after brushing. Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks which may make things worse.

Lost filling/broken tooth
Emergency dental kits can be bought at the pharmacists to patch up tooth at home and are also available on Amazon. Take painkillers if required. Again good oral hygiene and low sugar intake will help.

Adults (Over 16)
Paracetamol 1g (2x 500mg) 4 times daily
Child doses – follow the advice on the pack. If you are unsure what you can take, check with your pharmacist

If you have a dental emergency which you cannot manage alone, please give us a call on 01292 313 447 between 9-5, Monday to Friday or NHS24 on 111 at weekend and evenings.



How to order

Other details

Food, meat, fruit & Veg

Premier – Gills Convenience

Store, Dundonald

General groceries


Phone Kally

01563 850 459

Generally next day delivery. Cannot guarantee same day delivery as it depends on the availability of a driver.

John Rankin Butcher


Meat, eggs, rolls, some veg and general groceries

Phone 01563 850 246 to place order for delivery and collection 24 hours in advance.

Next day delivery (afternoon) and collection (morning only)

Day Today, Barassie

23 Lang Road KA10 6TP

General groceries

Phone 01292 317 339

Snappy Shopper App (preferred option)


Same day delivery possible.

Pay with card via app or cash on delivery. If isolating can leave cash at door or pay via Snappy Shopper App

Tattie Shack, Monkton

Large selection of baking, veg, fruit, hen/duck/goose eggs also Maharani Restaurant curries with rice.

Can phone but due to large call volume, best to text

 07887 725 246


Orders in by 8pm will be delivered the next day

Homefresh Foods

Fruit, veg, milk, bread & eggs

Via Messenger on Facebook

Include your name and address

List of products on Homefresh Facebook page

Message your order, Homefresh will send back your total and you pay by Paypal or bank transfer.

Lavemill Larder

Mossgiel Milk, Bhaile Bread, eggs, lentils, pasta, cereals

Message via Facebook or email

Open 10 - 2

Take away

Taj Bar & Kitchen Prestwick




Phone 01292 477 318

Pay over phone

Open from 4pm

See menu on line

The Brae, Dreghorn

Homemade meals

Phone 01294 537 720

Or on Facebook via Messenger and can pay using PayPal

Free delivery, minimum order of £20


The Venice Café, Troon

Meal trays that can be frozen

Phone 01292 310 904 to order

Pay by bank transfer

Delivery late afternoon, early evening

Wine on click & collect (case of 6 that can be a mix)

The Swan, 39 Portland Street, Troon. 01292 317171

Open 12 till 2 and 4 till 7 for food orders.

Pet Food

The Pooch Pantry, Troon

Dog food, treats

Phone 07815 938 727

Online, Facebook or Instagram


Garden Maintenance




07807 889 282 – phone or text

Payment by bank transfer or arrangement.

Heating & Plumbing Problems



Robert Cameron

07899 848 566


John Moffat

07711 745 210








How to order

Other details

Grants of Prestwick

Fruit & vegetable delicatessen


Phone 01292 476 122

May be able to deliver if you can get through on the phone.

Sommerville Feeds

Pet Food

Call and Collect

01563 830 233 to place order and pay over phone

Phone when you arrive and give your registration and they will come and put in your car

*Information correct as of 26th March 2020 but, can change daily due to current circumstances.

23/3/20 The Prime Minister said people would only be allowed to leave their homes in future for specific and limited purposes:
■ Shopping for "basic necessities", as infrequently as possible. People should use delivery services, where they can
■ Medical reasons, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
■ Travelling to and from work, but only if it is "absolutely necessary"
The measures will last for three weeks from 23 March before being reviewed

24/3/20 Dental surgeries are now closing with all appointments cancelled. Call your respective surgery for advice if you are in pain.

25/3/20. South Ayrshire Council will be uplifting everything except the brown garden bins until further notice.


Shops that will remain open are ones that in the following categories

  • Supermarkets
  • Pharmacy Stores
  • Newsagents
  • Pet Shops
  • Hardware stores
  • Banks
  • Post Office
 24/3/20 Educational resources from Shirley Shaw
FREE online education resources:
A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators. 
Feel free to share.
Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Mystery Science
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
British Council
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Geography Games
Geography gaming!
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities 
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Toy Theater
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Dundonald Parish Church E-WORSHIP services.

Follow this link and it'll open a new page in your browser where you can play the video of Rev. Lynsey's service of 22th. March. Rev. Lynsey's service of 28th. March. Rev. Lynsey's service of 5th April.  Good Friday Service video. Easter Sunday Sunrise Service video. Rev. Lynsey's service of 19th April. Rev. Lynsey's Communion service of 26th April. Rev. Lynsey's service of 3rd May. Rev. Lynsey's service of 10th May. Rev. Lynsey's service of 17th May. Rev. Lynsey's service of 24th May. Rev. Lynsey's service of 31st May. Rev. Lynsey's service of 7th June.  Rev. Lynsey's service of 14th June. Rev. Lynsey's service of 21st June.  Rev. Lynsey's service of 28th. June.



 Follow this link children's address for 19th. April. the Children's address from 22nd March. the Children's address from 28nd March. the Children's address from 5th April.  the Easter Children's Address video. the Bible Class video of 12th. April. the Bible Class video of 19th. April. the Bible Class video of 26th. April. the Bible Class video of 3rd May. the Bible Class video of 17th May. the Bible Class video of 24th May.  the Bible Class video of 31st May. the Bible Class video of 7th. June.