Irvine Autumn Boat Jumble, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Sunday 5th May, 2019
Irvine Water Sports Club, 66 Harbour Street, Irvine
Irvine Autumn Boat Jumble
Open 10.00am to 3.00pm.
Held on the south bank of the River Irvine, at the Irvine Water Sports Club is the twice-annual Boat Jumble on Harbour Street. The ‘West of Scotland’ event is usually held in the Spring and Autumn and attracts independent sellers of boat jumble and surplus boating equipment. The boat jumble is run by volunteers and proceeds of the event are used to help groups in the harbour area. There is a small fee for entry.
Contact Person : Bill Aitkin
Telephone : 07749 312 159
Other Boat Stuff
Boat Jumble related businesses and services in the Irvine area include:
- Aberdeen Marine Ltd long established and member of the "Association of Diving Contractors" provides diving and subsea marine civil engineering experts.
- Marine Composites Shipwright Services in Fairlie, North Ayrshire for repair and restoration specialists.
- Quay Marine professional services, engines, electrical, plumbing, repairs for yachts, boats, and trailers.
- C&C Marine Services for scuba diving trips and excursions, services, and cylinder testing and inspection facility.
Directions To The Event
To find the Irvine Water Sports Club, follow the A roads, A78 north-south or A71 west-east and head towards Irvine on the west coast. Exit the A78/A71 (south) at Warrix Interchange or the Eglington Interchange Roundabout (north) and follow the signs towards Irvine Railway Station, but turn off at Victoria roundabout onto Cochrane Street (not ‘Harbour Road’). The club is situated on the harbour road (called Harbour Street), with the river to your right - just follow the road west past the Scottish Maritime Museum (on the right) - Irvine Water Sports Club is opposite the slipway, you can’t miss it, it has a big blue and gold sign.
Use the postcode KA12 8PZ for car navigation systems.
Other Activities Around Irvine Water Sports Club
Definitely go and check out the Scottish Maritime Museum while you are visiting Irvine. The museum houses many items but, of particular interest is the vast assortment of maritime tools and machinery - said to be the largest in Scotland. If you fancy something peaceful, head off to the wildlife reserve at Shewalton Woods, great for a spot of birdwatching but also home to wild deer and foxes. Also, recommended at the coast is Barsassie beach - there are quite a few stopping places where you can look out into the Firth of Clyde - there is also a Chippy! (just on the corner of Burnfoot Avenue).
Accommodation In The Irvine Area
You can stay around the harbour area in Irvine - the Marina Inn, also on Harbour Street, offers 3-star accommodation as does the Harbourside Hotel back towards Cochrane Street. There are also a couple of 4-star hotels in further towards the A78. If the weather is not too bad, you can also try camping up the coast at Greenacres Caravan park or Sandylands Holiday Park. There is also a coastal park, Saint Meddans in Troon, to the south.