Ayr Academy Amateur Magic Circle
The Ayr Academy Amateur Magic Circle was formed in 1947 and met once a week in Ayr Academy. The members included Archie Smith, John Clark, Peter McCowatt, Hamish Keir, Alan Cairney, Jean Kerr and Wilma Reid.
Once a year the circle organised their own convention when John Ramsay would present a lecture for the members and then all retired to the home of Archie Smith for tea.
750 years of a Scottish School- Ayr Academy by John Strawhorn page 96