Harvie signs for United

Daniel Harvie

Ian McCall has today moved to add the first new face to his League 1 winning squad with the signature of Scotland U21 defender Daniel Harvie on a two year deal.

The left-back, who turns 20 next month, joins the Honest Men after representing Scotland at the prestigious Toulon Tournament this summer. Daniel earned three caps for the Under 21s in the south of France, including in a win against the hosts, as the young Scots went on to finish fourth in the tournament.

Born in Glasgow, Daniel was with Aberdeen from 10 years of age, a product of the Dons’ Glasgow Centre. He made his first team debut for Aberdeen against Partick Thistle in 2016 before spending the following season on loan at Dumbarton, where he was pivotal in the club retaining their Championship status and picked up their Young Player of The Year award. He scored his first senior goal for the Sons in a 4–4 draw against United at Somerset Park in December 2016.

Harvie was part of the first team squad at Pittodrie last season but was unable to force his way into the starting line-up, making just three substitute appearances and following discussions with manager Derek McInnes chose to leave the Dons in search of first team football.

Ian McCall said: “There were 4 or 5 left backs available this summer however Daniel was our first choice. After the season he went straight to the Toulon tournament and had a much needed holiday when he got home so we ran the risk of losing out by waiting but we felt it was worth it. There were other teams in for him but I have a good relationship with his agent which certainly helped. He fits the culture of what I want at this club, young and hungry players. He has already played a full season in the Championship so he has the experience of the league. The clinching factor for me was that Derek McInnes offered him another contract at Aberdeen however he turned it down as he wanted to go and play first team football and that showed real guts.”

Win Ian McCall’s trophy

It is now only 3 weeks until our Shirt & Shorts Draw and Auction event at the Ally MacLeod hospitality suite.

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that manager Ian McCall has given us his Ladbrokes League One manager of the year 2017/18 trophy for the event.

To ensure that as many people as possible have the chance to win this incredible prize and to raise money for additional players we have decided to do a raffle which you can enter as many times as you like. Entry is £10 and we will draw the winner on the night of the event.

If you would like to enter you can do so by entering through the online shop here or anytime in the club shop.

The manager has also donated many items of his club clothing which will have been seen in the dugout with IMC on them. These will be used for runners up prizes.

We are still looking for items for our auction and if you would like to donate anything please get in touch with Graeme Miller on 01292 263435 ext 3 or by email commercial@ayrunitedfc.co.uk

AUMedia live video service

Ayr United Media are going to provide a completely new service for the start of the 2018/19 season.

Our media team will now be able to provide live video from all home games for our supporters outwith the UK and Ireland. This will be in addition to the normal online commentary.

Subscriptions are available now, to find out more about the packages click here

2018/19 fixtures released

The fixtures for the 2018/19 Ladbrokes Championship have been released this morning and we will begin our campaign on Saturday 4th August at home to Partick Thistle.

Our first away fixture is on the 11th August when we travel to Inverness.

The final league match of the season will also be at Somerset Park with Alloa Athletic the visitors.

For the full list of fixtures click here

Jordan moves on

After discussions between himself and manager Ian McCall, goalkeeper Jordan Hart has left Ayr United Football Club.

Jordan leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Ayr United and we would like to thank him for the part he played in the title winning season.

New PA System

Over  the last few weeks we have had a completely new PA system installed around the ground. This has been tested and provides fantastic coverage in all areas, including the North Terracing and inside the Hospitality boxes.

The previous system was installed in the 1970s and I am sure all our fans would agree it needed an upgrade.

The upgrade has been provided by the Ayr United Five Star Lottery. Once all prize money and running costs are deducted every single penny from the lottery goes back into the club and recently that money has been used for essential ground improvements.

How to Join

The Five Star Lottery costs just £1 per week and offers the chance to win the following prizes every week:

£1000 every Friday

£50 Monday-Thursday

£10 3 £10 consolation prizes each Monday-Friday

Membership also offers the chance to save money with a large amount of local businesses offering discounts for lottery members.

Membership is simple and straightforward. Download the application form by clicking here

Alternatively please email: lottery@ayrunitedfc.co.uk for details of your nearest agent or call on 01292 263435. If you live in South or East Ayrshire we should have a door-door agent nearby.

5 star lottery winners wk 49



WEEK NUMBER 49 05/06/18



£50 B4732 S Findlay Ayr
£10 C2735 M Reilly Ayr
£10 A3835 J Munro Matha Dickies, Ayr
£10 D0125 J Taysum Ayr
£50 C0924 G Sanderson Ayr
£10 H2845 M Johnston Ayr
£10 B3715 C Clark Ayr
£10 A4241 J Berry St Cuthberts GC, Prestwick
£50 L0212 B Drife Bigger
£10 F0741 J McDermett Symington
£10 F2343 L Campbell Crosshill
£10 F1524 L Callaghan Troon
£50 A2411 M Martin Craigie
£10 B2511 K Thomson Girvan
£10 A2912 H Greenwood Ayr
£10 B0711 M Campbell East Kilbride
£10 E0114 G Robertson Ayr
£10 A0725 D Gilmour Ayr
£10 A0744 A Reid Kincaidston



Don’t miss any more chances to win,


To join the Lottery please call the office on 01292 263435 (option 1)


You can go online at www.ayrunitedfc.co.uk or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.


Shirt & Shorts Draw 2018/19

Ayr United are holding their annual Shirt/Shorts and Auction night on Friday 13th July. The popular event will be held in the Ally MacLeod Hospitality Suite and begin at 7.00pm.

The event gives businesses, organisations, groups of fans or individuals a unique and relatively inexpensive opportunity to advertise on the back of the Ayr United team shirts and on the shorts for the 2018/19 season for just £150 for one entry or £250 for two entries.

Commercial Manager Graeme Miller said :”As always this is an integral part of our year and this year it is more important than ever. Of course we won the League One title however now we look to push on and to do that we need the support of our community. We are looking to make this the biggest event yet and make the evening a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to come together in the one place, support our football club and meet new people. It goes without saying that we will be proudly displaying the League One trophy on the night so there will be plenty of photo opportunities.”

All entrants can bring a guest along for the event which includes a complimentary buffet and a welcome drink. All entrants will also receive their name/company name featured in every matchday programme and on our website.

The prize list is as follows.

1st Prize – Back of team shirt advertising, Home and away strip.

2nd Prize – Front of team shorts advertising, Home and away strip.

3rd Prize – Match Hospitality for 6

4th Prize – Boardroom guests of directors for 4

5th Prize – Framed Ayr United shirt 2018/19

As always one of the highlights of the evening is the fantastic auction and this year’s will be no different with some outstanding items on offer.

You can download the application form by clicking  here or contact Graeme Miller, our commercial manager, on 01292 263435 ext 3 or email commercial@ayrunitedfc.co.uk

Season Tickets on sale now

Season tickets for the Ladbrokes Championship 2018/19 are on sale in store and online now.

If you are purchasing in store please remember the actual season tickets are still in publication but are expected within the next two weeks.

If ordering online all Concession, Child and Panda Pals season tickets must be picked up in store as ID must be provided.

The club shop is open normal hours – Monday 1-5, Wednesday 2-5, Thursday 2-7 and Friday 10-4. The shop will now be open this Saturday, 19th May from 10am to 1pm.

We would like to thank everyone in advance for the support.

Season tickets & Gate prices

We are delighted to confirm that season tickets will go on sale on Thursday (evening) 17th May online and in store.

There is an incredible feeling around Somerset Park at the moment and we have been delighted with the response of our fans to winning the League One title.

Now is the time we need your support more than ever. We are going to face an extremely strong Ladbrokes Championship and in order to compete we will be trying to provide our manager with all available funding. The main source of this will come from season tickets and the more we sell the bigger our playing budget.

To ensure we are able to compete we have looked at the prices around the league and concluded that, for the first time in many years, we needed to have a small increase.

Season Ticket prices for 2018/19 are as follows

ADULT – 240


CHILD – 55


Gate Prices for 2018/19 season are as follows

ADULT – 17



Our season tickets have not arrived yet and are still in production however they will arrive shortly and will be posted out on arrival. We will confirm when they arrive.

Manager Ian McCall has also asked that we mention the AU 500 fund as he looks to add to the squad for the new season. The fund has seen extra members join since we lifted the trophy and an upsurge in members would make an enormous difference to this coming season. To find out more visit www.au500fund.com