Ayrshire Regional Team

Our Regional Team is at the heart of an extensive network supporting the Armed Forces community across Ayrshire. We pinpoint the support you need and put you in contact with experts who can help.

We can provide support for a wide variety of issues such as housing, employment, education, finances, mobility and mental health. Whatever problems you are facing, we can get you the support you need to take control of your life.

Meet the Ayrshire regional team

David Cooke

David joined Poppyscotland in 2017 and works as the Welfare Services Manager in the West of Scotland. He had a 22 year career within the Royal Air Force’s Photographic and imagery trade, travelling and serving on detachments and bases throughout the world, including Australia, South America, the Middle East and Europe. Prior to leaving the RAF in 2003, he studied and qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care, and a diploma in Social Work.


Debbie McLaughlin

Debbie took up the post of Welfare Service administrator with Poppyscotland in August 2017. Prior to taking up the position Debbie studied for her honours degree at UWS, she then worked as an administrator at Ayrshire College for the Head of Technology and Trades and the Head of Science, Maths and Aeronautics. She then accepted a position of project administrator with the charity Addaction, who provide support for people with substance abuse issues. Debbie lives outside Ayr and her hobbies include volunteering and socialising with family and friends.


Michelle Carberry

Michelle joined Poppyscotland in 2018 as one of the Welfare Coordinators. Prior to working for Poppyscotland, Michelle spent 12 years in the Health and Social Care sector, with experience in both children and adult services. Michelle has a particular interest in Mental Health and keen to progress in that area, she is currently studying BSc Mental Health Nursing at UWS.


Covid-19 Update

Due to current health restrictions, our Regional Team is currently working remotely.

They can be contacted during office hours by phone 1563 598000 or email kilmarnock@poppyscotland.org.uk

Get in touch

Call: 01563 598000 (office hours)

Email: Kilmarnock@poppyscotland.org.uk

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Need help now?

Call us at 0131 550 1557 or email GetHelp@poppyscotland.org.uk
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