Friday, 8 January 2010
CKD Galbraith offer farmhouse and steading for sale in Ayrshire
INDEPENDENT property consultancy CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is marketing a lovely small farmhouse and steading in a totally unspoilt and secluded private situation in the Valley of the Greenock Water in East Ayrshire.
Greenockdyke Farm is remotely situated in about 7 acres with superb panoramic views, deep in the hills of central Southern Scotland.
The farmhouse, which is in immaculate condition, provides spacious and extensive accommodation, whilst maintaining the traditional charm of a typical Scottish steading.
There are 4 Bedrooms, Living Room, Dressing Room, fine fully fitted Kitchen and a large Conservatory.
The attractive courtyard is bounded by useful farm buildings containing a stable block for 5 horses, byres and a hayshed.
Nearby, Tibbie’s Brig was built in 1793 as a crossing point on the Garpel Water to replace the ford which had been used up until then.
Although originally called simply “Garpel Bridge”, it was later renamed to commemorate Isabel “Tibbie” Pagan, a local poetess who lived in Muirkirk and was an acquaintance of Robert Burns.
Today the pool beside the bridge is a favourite spot for locals to swim in, and there is a small monument to Tibbie on the river bank. A network of way-marked footpaths in the area allows adventurous birdwatchers to extend their explorations to the surrounding moors, hills and glens.
Despite its seclusion, the proximity of the area to national motorway links means that Greenockdyke Farm is readily accessible from many other parts of Scotland, thus providing an unusual balance between commutability and rural idyll.
Greenockdyke is marketing at a Guide Price of £330,000.
R A Cherry BSc MRICS
7 Killoch Place
Ayr KA7 2EA
Tel: 01292 268181
Fax: 01292 292300
About CKD Galbraith
CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy specialising in serving the needs of private clients. It employs over 130 people in offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr and Elgin.
The partnership provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential and rural sectors throughout Scotland. The company enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.
The company’s rural arm specialises in farm sales and purchases, the management and sale of large estates and woodland, valuations and building surveying work.
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Trout fishing - unique opportunity to provide exclusive hospitality
Newly presented to the market is a unique opportunity for a company or individual to enjoy exclusive hospitality rights at an exceptional facility near Glasgow.
On offer is the exclusive annual lease of a four-acre purpose built trout loch in a secluded location. The proposal may also suit a club or syndicate.
The loch is fully stocked with rainbow trout up to 12 pounds in weight, and will be maintained by the landlord (with restocking at tenant’s cost). There are 50 fishing platforms providing an excellent opportunity for large scale hospitality / entertainment at reasonable cost. Professional tuition is available by arrangement.
On site is a service block with toilets and showers, a rod store and private parking. A tearoom and a six-bedroom lodge are proposed. Clay pigeon shooting and tuition are also available on site by arrangement.
Details of all of the facilities will be provided to serious enquirers.
Interested parties should contact:
Frazer Coogans Solicitors
46 Dalblair Road
Ayr KA7 1UQ
Telephone 01292 280 499
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Thursday, 7 January 2010
Elite Ayrshire Business Circle to meet at Western House Hotel
The next breakfast networking meeting of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle will take place at 8am on Thursday 14 January at the Western House Hotel.
A full buffet breakfast will be available for all from 7.45am.
The meeting will feature a presentation by Geoff Green (pictured above), General Manager of Ayr Racecourse and Western House Hotel.
Elite Ayrshire Business Circle executive chairman and Frazer Coogans Solicitors senior partner Norman Geddes said: “We will also be giving further details of how we will be taking the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle up to the next level with the launch of our new web portal.
“Definitely one not to miss.”
Members and guests all welcome.
Elite Ayrshire Business Circle
Frazer Coogans Solicitors
46 Dalblair Road
Ayr KA7 1UQ
Telephone: 01292 281498
Mobile: 07833 667322
Ayr Racecourse / Western House Hotel
2 -6 Whitletts Road
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Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Ayrshire printing company Kestrel Press invests in new machinery
AN Ayrshire company has made a positive start to the new year by making a major capital investment in new machinery.
Irvine-based Kestrel Press have just installed a Konica Minolta BizHub C6501 Digital printing machine, costing in excess of £100,000.
[Kestrel Press managing director Colin McCallum with the new Konica Minolta BizHub C6501 Digital printing machine. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD FULL-SIZE VERSION.]
Kestrel Press account manager Graeme Ferguson said: “A replacement of an older machine, the new Konica Minolta provides the perfect fit along side our range of other larger printing equipment, giving us the complete range from 1 copy to millions. In particular, it will improve still further the quality of our existing short-run colour work.
“We now aim to grow our service to existing clients for direct mail, and we now offer the complete added value service of print, fulfilment and distribution for our clients’ communications."
Kestrel Press has been established for 36 years, and Graeme Ferguson is the third generation to enter the family owned and run business.
The company is ISO9001 registered, and last year it completed the acquisition of the order book of Kilmarnock printing company JH Greene, whose owners were retiring.
Graeme Ferguson concluded: “Due to difficult market conditions Kestrel Press has evolved into more than a printing company, and we now see ourselves as a business partner to our clients. Our service and quality are excellent, and we always ensure that we offer value for money.
“We have a long and successful track record of delivering high quality print to a wide range of companies throughout the UK.”
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Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Posterplus mounts inflatable billboard
campaign to promote Scottish Canals
AN Ayrshire media company has come up with an innovative way to encourage Scots to get fit in 2010 by making more use of the canal network in Scotland.
Working on behalf of British Waterways Scotland, Posterplus Media Group, based in Ayr, has erected an inflatable billboard measuring 40ft long x 10ft high with full illumination alongside one of the busiest stretches of motorway in Scotland. Indeed, the billboard at Speirs Wharf on the Forth & Clyde Canal will show commuters just how close the canal is to Glasgow city centre, making it an ideal place for them to shed the Christmas pounds during the working day.
Posterplus managing director Gavin Hollywood explains: “The idea behind the campaign is to draw attention to the Scottish Canals with a view to encouraging people to get fit in the great outdoors. The canals are not just for boaters and anglers - the towpaths are like a free gym, as well as providing access to a spectacular environment and its varied wildlife. The lowland canals are now also part of a brand new national cycle route – the 754 – which means cyclists can easily travel city to city between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
“For our eight-day high profile campaign our company has installed a giant inflatable billboard on the client’s land which runs parallel with the M8 in Glasgow. The inflatable is running from 8.00am-8.00pm each day and is supported by illumination. The M8 in Glasgow is one of Scotland’s busiest roads, so the key objective is to create impact with the Supersite billboard to support the overall marketing campaign.”
British Waterways Scotland marketing & communications manager Alasdair Burns said: “We are delighted to be working with the Posterplus Media Group to create a unique outdoor advertising opportunity on the Forth & Clyde Canal and next to one of the busiest stretches of motorway in Europe. Scotland’s Canals attract 25 million visits per year, and any revenue generated from this venture will be invested back into the network to ensure that the canals are available for everyone to enjoy everyday.”
The Posterplus Media Group
Posterplus is a UK-wide outdoor advertising media company using inflatable billboards, adtowers, digital advertising and projected screens to enable critical marketing messages to be placed closer to people outdoors than traditional billboards and advertising.
The Scottish Canals
From the majestic Caledonian Canal in the Highlands and picturesque Crinan Canal in Argyll and Bute, to the recently restored Forth & Clyde and Union Canals in the Lowlands, Scotland’s 137 mile (220km) network of inland waterways offers visitors a breathtaking array of leisure opportunities.
Over the past few years the 200 year old network has undergone a transformation and today more and more Scots and visitors to Scotland are discovering that canals are the perfect way of exploring Scotland's wonderful countryside.
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