The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 21 October 2011

Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors complete fourth recent holiday park transaction

On behalf of private clients, Ayr-based Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors have completed the sale of Viewfield Manor Leisure Park to Verdant Leisure, owner and operator of two other holiday parks in South East Scotland - Pease Bay and Thurston Manor.

Set in the heart of the beautiful Ayrshire countryside, Viewfield Manor Leisure Park provides holidaymakers with both the perfect location for their holiday home-from-home, and an ideal base from which to explore the wealth of historic attractions, thriving market and seaside towns or world famous sporting locations that Ayrshire has to offer.

This is the fourth holiday park transaction (three purchases and one sale) completed this year by the Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors team led by chairman Norman Geddes (pictured above) and Peter McNamara, and a further sale is anticipated shortly.

Norman Geddes explained: “There is strong activity in the leisure sector at present. We are able to assist because of our wide experience in the commercial property market. We provide a very prompt and cost-effective professional service.”

This Ayrshire based firm of solicitors has established a significant presence in Scotland’s property conveyancing market, advising clients on all aspects of buying, selling and leasing properties both domestic and commercial, and handling property conveyancing for diverse clients across Scotland. They are also very active in the market for farms and country properties.

Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors operate from prominent modern offices in the centre of Ayr with adjacent parking for clients and wheelchair-friendly access. They offer a large range of legal services with a free initial consultation always available to new clients.

Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.


Norman Geddes
Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors
Dalblair House
46 Dalblair Road

Tel: 01292 280499
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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

CKD Galbraith offer luxury riverside apartment in unique Alloway development

A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase one of the few exclusive river front apartments at Dutch Mill, in the heart of historic Alloway.

Leading Scottish independent property consultancy CKD Galbraith are delighted to be marketing No 3C, a stunning first floor flat of over 110 sq m living space. One of only a few apartments within the south west wing of the development, it offers stunning views of the river from the whole of the south facing side of the building. The floor space includes a lovely open plan living/dining room, three bedrooms, kitchen and two bathrooms. It is also one of the apartments that benefits from a private, south facing balcony, which looks over the River Doon as far as the “Brig O Doon”, made famous in Robert Burns’ Tam O Shanter’s Tale.

Dutch Mill takes its name from a company from Holland who are alleged to have built the mill during the 16th Century. Also known as Doonside Mill, the present building dates from 1837. It has connections with Robert Burns’ father William Burnes, who was said to have lodged there whilst working on the nearby Doonside Estate.

This is an attractive and well designed development, which sits well within its historic surroundings. The flat is reached via a communal stairwell which has been recently refurbished, and there is also a lift for convenience. Outside are landscaped gardens with river frontage. The flat has a private lockup garage and there is ample parking.

3c Dutch Mill is an exceptional flat within a lovely setting, offering the convenience of accommodation on one level within this sought after location. It has the added benefit of being an ideal home for those looking for a secure base.

Offers over £285,000 are being sought for 3c Dutch Mill.

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For details of these and other properties in Ayrshire, contact Bob Cherry on 01292 268181 at CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office.

About CKD Galbraith

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy specialising in serving the needs of private clients. It employs over 160 people in offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso and Peebles.

The partnership provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential and rural sectors throughout Scotland. 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.

The company enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson, as well as providing a range of services to the farming community through an association with United Auctions, Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists.

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office:

CKD Galbraith
7 Killoch Place
Ayr KA7 2EA
Ayrshire, Scotland

Contact: R A Cherry BSc MRICS
Tel: 01292 268181
Fax: 01292 292300

Independent property consultancy CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Council responds to South Ayrshire flooding

South Ayrshire Council is currently working to support residents and businesses in the area whose homes and business premises are at risk of flooding following today’s heavy rainfall.

The significant heavy rainfall which has persisted throughout the day has caused a number of problems in relation to flooding, particularly in Ayr, Coylton, Culroy, Dundonald, Dunure, Kirkmichael, Mossblown, Prestwick, Tarbolton and Troon.

More than 60 requests were received by 4pm today to attend to road flooding-related issues and resources have been deployed to assist in all of these areas.

Troon has experienced particular problems in the Portland Street/Jubilee Road area of town, which is the result of Scottish Water sewer infrastructure capacity issues in Troon town centre.

Scottish Water’s system cannot cope in heavy rainfall situations and the company is fully aware that this longstanding problem is a matter for them to resolve. However, Council staff have been in attendance this afternoon to assist local residents and businesses in an effort to prevent water ingress to all premises.

Staff are currently distributing sandbags to properties in the Portland Street/Jubilee Road area that are at risk of flooding or to those who have unfortunately been affected by water ingress. More than 160 sand bags have been distributed in the Troon area alone to respond to the ongoing difficulties and Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service have also been called out to attend to flooding problems in the area.

Council employees will continue to respond to road surface water emergency situations as they arise throughout the night, with crews on standby and ready to be called out as needed.

Mike Newall, South Ayrshire Council’s Head of Planning and Enterprise, said: “We are doing all we can to help our local communities who are affected by this flooding and our staff are out there in horrendous conditions in an effort to make a positive difference. We’ll continue to do what we can as this evening progresses and requests for assistance should be directed to 01292 612302.”

A further period of heavy rain is forecast to fall between the hours of 3am and 6am on Tuesday 18 October 2011, with sleet also forecast across the very highest roads this evening before the persistent rain clears.


The A713 at Ailsa Hospital has reopened to traffic.

Jubilee Road in Troon remains closed at the junction with Portland Street, with access to Jubilee Road from Port Ranald Drive only.

Wilson Street in Ayr is closed between Walker Road and Lochside Road - Council employees currently in attendance clearing floodwater from the road.

9.45PM UPDATE: The A713 is currently closed at Ailsa Hospital to allow flooding to be cleared from the road. A diversion route has been put in place for traffic travelling towards Ayr Hospital/Ailsa Hospital. From Ayr and from south of Ayr, it will be from the A77 via the C39 Corton Road to A713 at Mosshill then towards the hospitals and vice versa. Traffic travelling on the A713 to and from the hospitals from the Hollybush, Patna or Dalmellington direction will be unaffected by the road closure. The road is expected to be closed around two hours.