The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Music and racing at Ayr Racecourse in aid of STV Appeal

A spectacular Charity Racenight combining horse racing and music will be staged at Ayr Racecourse later this year.

The STV Appeal Racenight on Friday 22 June will be the biggest and most glamorous event of its type in Scotland in 2012.


[Pictured: Alan Macdonald, Chairman of Ayr Racecourse.]

Six races will be followed by a live performance from a still to be named headline musical act who will play on an outside stage.

It is hoped a huge amount of money will be raised for the STV Appeal, working to help children affected by poverty in Scotland. Launched in 2011 in association with The Hunter Foundation last year, the STV Appeal raised a fabulous £1.2 million.

Working closely with six major Scottish charities – Aberlour, Action for Children, Barnardo’s Scotland, Children 1st, Save The Children Scotland and One Parent Families Scotland – The STV Appeal now has the platform of Scotland’s premier racecourse.

Welcoming the announcement of the STV Appeal Racenight, Alan Macdonald, Chairman of Ayr Racecourse said: “We are delighted to be working with such a worthwhile cause as the STV Appeal, and I’m sure the racing and non racing public will join forces to make this a night to remember.

“In the past we have attracted major acts like Alexandra Burke, Deacon Blue and Status Quo to the Racecourse, and it’s anticipated the act who will be here in June will be an even bigger name. We are in for a very exciting and successful Charity Racenight.”


Rob Woodward, Chief Executive of STV and Trustee of the STV Appeal (pictured above) said: “We’re thrilled that Ayr Racecourse is planning what promises to be a brilliant night on behalf of the STV Appeal. Events such as this truly help make a difference, and every pound raised at this exciting event will be used to help vulnerable children and young people in Scotland.”

Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

LINKS:

www.stv.tv

www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk

www.eliteayrshire.com

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

South Ayrshire Council welcomes Prestwick International Enterprise Area announcement

The Leader of South Ayrshire Council today (Tuesday) welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of Enterprise Area status for Prestwick International, which will boost the area’s potential to create new employment opportunities, stimulate investment and boost economic growth within the aerospace industry.

Prestwick International – together with Creative Clyde in Glasgow – will form one of the first Enterprise Areas in Scotland from April 2012, covering manufacturing and growth sector opportunities.


This means Prestwick International will benefit from specific incentives such as a possible reduction in business rates – the details of which have yet to be finalised – to encourage private investment at the site, which currently accommodates 12 companies in the Scottish aerospace industry.


Councillor Bill McIntosh, Leader of South Ayrshire Council (pictured above) said: “This is a fantastic boost for Ayrshire, and fully recognises the infrastructure, people and potential we have in our area to continue to grow the aerospace industry as it benefits from this new status.

“Improving access to employment and investment opportunities for people and businesses alike and stimulating economic growth are key commitments for our Council as we continue to work to become the best place for business, tourism and leisure. Enterprise Area status for Prestwick International will be an important factor in helping us achieve that.

“Prestwick International is already home to a number of world-class companies, and Enterprise Area status will make it even more attractive for other businesses to invest in this area. This in turn will help deliver very real benefits that will have a positive impact on our communities, and further contribute to sustained economic growth, not just for South Ayrshire but for the whole of Ayrshire.

“Enterprise Area status will confirm Prestwick International’s place as the home of the Scottish aerospace industry, and we look forward to getting to work with the other key partners involved to make this happen.”


Glasgow Prestwick Airport’s chief executive Iain Cochrane (pictured above) said: “We’re delighted to be part of this important Scotland-wide initiative, as aerospace is one of the UK's highest value-adding manufacturing sectors, and is particularly important to Ayrshire. We look forward to playing our part in boosting the economic growth, both of Ayrshire and Scotland.”

South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

Monday, 16 January 2012

CKD Galbraith offer superb extended farmhouse with outbuildings, commercial premises and landscaped gardens

Burntshield Farm is a fabulous equestrian country property sitting in a tranquil rural location about 3 miles from the picturesque village of Sorn, East Ayrshire.


Originally a working farm dating back to mid 1800s, Burntshield has been extended and refurbished to create a most attractive farmhouse with 12.56 acres. There is an adjoining one-bedroom cottage providing a high standard of accommodation, which could be used as a self-catering holiday let or granny annexe.


There are first-class equestrian facilities including stable yard and all-weather riding arena and turnout paddock, and a useful commercial yard area with workshop (3600 sqft). There is a further stone workshop adjoining the farmhouse.

The farmhouse comprises 4 spacious family reception rooms and 4 bedrooms (2 en-suite) and a large farmhouse breakfasting kitchen. For entertaining, the balcony and patio below provide ideal outdoor space.


Finished to the highest standards, there are many fine features including wood panelling, exposed stone walls in the living room and lounge and luxury bathroom fittings. Adjoining the house from the sun room is a former byre with huge potential for extending the house or other uses. This includes a store and office. There are beautiful sheltered landscaped garden grounds with colourful herbaceous borders.

Burntshield Farm is an outstanding property for purchasers with equestrian interests, and will also be of interest to buyers who require workshop or storage space for home working or other commercial purposes in a private situation.

Offers over £725,000 are being sought.

PDF available on www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

About CKD Galbraith

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy specialising in serving the needs of private clients. It employs over 200 people in offices in Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling, 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 enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

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

Contact: R A Cherry BSc MRICS
Tel: 01292 268181
Fax: 01292 292300
E-mail: bob.cherry@ckdgalbraith.co.uk
Web: www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

CKD Galbraith offer former Victorian coach house requiring complete refurbishment

Leading independent property consultancy CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is marketing a fine substantial Victorian coach house now requiring complete refurbishment, close to the pretty village of Fairfield by Mauchline in Ayrshire.


An imposing property, Nether Failford is an impressive 4 bedroom family house standing in about 2.7 acres. The house surrounds a central courtyard with stabling and garaging with potential for a variety of uses – stabling, studio, a restorer’s workshop or valuable storage.

The house has suffered water damage due to burst pipes and there is also extensive rot problems, as a result the interior of the building requires comprehensive restoration. The accommodation is extensive with about 2066 sq ft on two floors including sitting room, living room, 4 bedrooms (1 en suite), kitchen and utility. There is garaging and stables which can easily be converted to create a substantial country house. Planning permission has been obtained for the conversion of the house and outbuildings to 4 houses for redevelopment.


From the grounds there are fabulous views over rolling countryside. The sides and rear of the house are enclosed by mature gardens, including rhododendrons and a range of mature trees including beech and conifer providing shelter and privacy. There is also a small paddock.

In the late 1800s, the coach house had 2 upper floor flats which were used as living quarters for staff and farm workers working on the estate. Towards the rear of the house, a ewe shrubbery avenue previously lead to the walled garden of the original Failford House.


The impressive Mauchline gorge viaduct over the River Ayr is nearby, and the award-winning public house “The Failford Inn” is just on the doorstep.

The house will attract considerable interest and Nether Failford is an outstanding opportunity to re-create what will be a superb country house.

Offers over £180,000 are being sought.

For further information: Contact Bob Cherry 01292 268181.

PDF available on www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

About CKD Galbraith

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy specialising in serving the needs of private clients. It employs over 200 people in offices in Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling, 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 enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

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

Contact: R A Cherry BSc MRICS
Tel: 01292 268181
Fax: 01292 292300
E-mail: bob.cherry@ckdgalbraith.co.uk
Web: www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk

CKD Galbraith’s Ayr Office is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.