The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Bar and restaurant in Ayr with development potential for sale

A fully fitted bar and restaurant with development potential is offered for sale in Ayr.

As its name suggests, The Waterside, located on the town’s South Harbour Street, occupies a prominent riverside location. The detached single storey property of stone construction comprises a bar, restaurant, beer garden and children’s play area, kitchen with walk-in chill, cellar and private parking.

A spokesperson for the selling agents commented “This attractive 3,145 sq ft property benefits from a high quality fit out, and sits within a site extending to 0.25 acres. We consider it is likely to appeal to a broad range of licensed trade operators, and also offers potential for alternative use.”

Whilst the property holds a current premises license under the terms of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, there is also scope for residential, office or retail use subject to local authority consent.


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Friday, 6 November 2009

Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill visits Ayrshire

THE Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill MSP paid an inaugural visit to the new Ayrshire Civil Contingencies Team offices, located in Robertson Road at Glasgow Prestwick International Airport.

[Pictured: Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill and South Ayrshire Council Provost Winifred Sloan are pictured holding the plaque that the Cabinet Secretary unveiled during his inaugural visit to the new offices of the Ayrshire Civil Contingencies Team, located at Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, also pictured are representatives from North and East Ayrshire Council along with representatives from the agencies the team work with.]

Employees from North, South and East Ayrshire Councils, who previously worked in the Emergency Planning sections of their respective Councils, have now been formed into one Ayrshire Civil Contingencies Team. The Team was formed following discussions between the three councils about the benefits of merging this service. A Steering Group was formed to oversee the transition and future development of the service.

Since December 2008 the employees have been working together. Funding contributed by the Scottish Government enabled members of the Team to relocate, refurbish their office accommodation to meet their specialised needs and to update their IT capability.

After his inaugural visit, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill MSP said: “Working together with local authorities, law enforcement agencies and other organisations, we are committed to enabling our communities to withstand emergencies of all shapes and sizes where these cannot be prevented. We must use resources flexibly and pragmatically, and promote resilience across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

“The Scottish Government was happy to assist with the start-up costs for the Joint Ayrshire Civil Contingencies Team. This new service will ensure strategic priorities in Ayrshire can be identified together and decisions taken jointly about how the vital civil contingencies specialists are deployed.

“There has been a great deal of detailed work involved in creating this new service which will enable more effective multi-agency working and help the three Ayrshire Councils work together in preparing how they respond to any emergency incident in or affecting their council areas.”

The Team address all aspects of civil contingencies planning, which is governed by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. Under this Act local authorities have been classed as a ‘Catergory 1 Responder’, giving the Council the same powers and duties as the emergency services. Each council has a statutory duty to respond to emergencies, their main role being to care for uninjured people who have been affected by an emergency incident, to assist and support the emergency services and to lead the recovery process.

The aim of the Team is to ensure that the Ayrshire Councils provide a high quality and effective emergency planning service, by working to wherever possible prevent emergencies taking place. If an emergency situation does occur, the Team will make sure that all Ayrshire Councils have plans and arrangements in place to respond to and counteract the effects of any emergencies that do occur.

The Provosts, Leaders, Chief Executives and members of the Steering Committee from North, South and East Ayrshire Council were present were representatives from Scottish Resilience Civil Contingencies Unit, Strathclyde Police, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Scottish Ambulance Service, Maritime Coastguard Agency, Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.

Everyone was welcomed to the event by South Ayrshire Council Provost Winifred Sloan who said: “Communities across Ayrshire are diverse, by having one highly skilled Ayrshire Team we know that we are prepared for whatever emergencies may face us in the future. The Team are involved in a range of ongoing training programmes and exercises so that they maintain their skills. The offices have been refurbished to meet their requirements so that they can help prevent emergencies arising and also to deal with them when they occur.”

North Ayrshire Provost Robert Rae said: “I am very pleased that the Ayrshire Civil Contingencies Team is now established. Thanks are due to all the staff who have brought about this successful merging. I welcome and support any initiative that means improved services to the public and prevents duplication of effort. The new Ayrshire Civil Contingencies Team does this.”

East Ayrshire Council Provost Stephanie Young said: “It is good to know that in the event of any contingency, we will be well prepared in Ayrshire. No one can predict what might happen in the future, but having this trained and capable team on hand gives us a measure of security. It is essential that East, North and South Ayrshire work together, and I am delighted to be present at the opening of this new base.”

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Thursday, 5 November 2009

Elite Ayrshire Business Circle to meet at Turnberry Hotel

THE next meeting of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle will be held at 8.30am on Thursday 26 November.

It will be hosted by the Circle’s latest new member, Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland.

Director of Sales and Marketing Stephen Walker and his team will be giving a presentation about The Luxury Collection, a glittering ensemble of more than 70 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts. A complimentary buffet breakfast will be provided, and Turnberry have promised the best pastries and bacon butties in the land.

To mark the occasion, all members attending this meeting will be entered into a prize draw, and two lucky winners will each receive a complimentary two-ball game of golf on the world-famous Ailsa Course at Turnberry. So each winner can enjoy a round of golf themselves, and invite a business colleague or guest of their own choosing. Games must be played by 31 March 2010.

And the meeting will also include the opportunity of taking a guided tour following the recent renovation of the Turnberry Resort.

Members, guests and anyone interested in joining the Circle will be most welcome.

Please e-mail if you will be able to attend, and bring a business card with you to participate in the Prize Draw.

Murdoch MacDonald
Elite Ayrshire Business Circle
Registered Office
Dalblair House
46 Dalblair Road
Ayr KA7 1UQ
Ayrshire, Scotland

Telephone: 01292 281498
Mobile: 07833 667322


The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of industry, commerce and business services available within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.

[Norman Geddes (left), senior partner at Frazer Coogans Solicitors, is the executive chairman of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle, and Murdoch MacDonald (right), proprietor of PR consultancy Fame Publicity Services is managing director of the Circle.]

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel and South Ayrshire Council. and member company activities include broadcasting, building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.

For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail



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