The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 29 June 2012

CKD Galbraith offer attractive Mill House in rural location with land and outbuildings

Leading independent Scottish property consultants CKD Galbraith are offering for sale Borland Mill by Cumnock, Ayrshire, a fine Victorian mill incorporating a substantial house which stands in an exceptional rural situation with lovely views over open countryside.

Originally a grain mill with origins in the 18th century, Borland Mill has been in the seller’s ownership for a long time, and it has had a long and colourful history.

With well proportioned rooms, the accommodation comprises 2 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms, kitchen/dining, family bathroom and utility. The sitting room has a lovely oak mantel fireplace with a slate hearth and woodburning stove and the living room is a superb light and bright room with patio doors to the garden. On the ground floor there is a master bedroom suite with patio doors leading outside. On the first floor, there are two spacious bedrooms and access to the attic with a further attic bedroom and store.

Adjoining the house is the rest of the substantial former mill, offering considerable scope for extension or development into further houses.

There are two substantial outbuildings including a superb general purpose building, ideal for a range of uses including workshops, storage or keeping animals.

There are some 13 acres of land including mixed woodland, and 4 grazing paddocks suitable for horses or other livestock.
Delightful countryside walks are available in the area at Auchinleck House and the enchanting Dumfries House Estate has a wonderful range of paths and walks.

Borland Mill is a most attractive Mill House in an unspoilt rural position with useful outbuildings and land.

Offers Over £330,000 are being sought.

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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, Stirling, 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 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.


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

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

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

Turnberry executive chef is finalist for top UK culinary award

Justin Galea, executive chef at Turnberry, the Luxury Collection Resort in Ayrshire, has been named as a finalist in this year’s National Chef of the Year competition run by the Craft Guild of Chefs.

Justin (pictured above) joins seven other culinary counterparts who were selected from a total of 40 chefs after competing at one of the semi-final cook-offs, held in Sheffield and London this week. The other finalists include last year's runner-up Alyn Williams, chef-patron at Alyn Williams at the Westbury.

The eight finalists will compete for the top honour in a live final during London’s Restaurant Show on 9 October. The judging panel for the event will be led by two-Michelin-starred chef-restaurateur Phil Howard and will include renowned chefs Mark Sargeant, Angela Hartnett, Tom Kerridge and Atul Kochhar.

For more information about Turnberry Resort, please visit

Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland

Turnberry is located on the stunning Ayrshire coast, offering elevated views over the Irish Sea, Ailsa Craig and mountains of Arran and Kintyre. First opened in 1906 as the world’s first golf resort, Turnberry quickly established itself as the premier destination for social and sporting events The five red star resort underwent a multi-million pound restoration programme prior to hosting the 2009 Open on its legendary Ailsa golf course and joining Starwood Hotels & Resorts much acclaimed Luxury Collection. The 150 luxuriously appointed guest rooms offer a perfect blend of Edwardian tradition and timeless design. For longer stays, The Lands of Turnberry boasts 8 luxurious holiday apartments. The iconic Ailsa Course is currently ranked as Britain’s number one golf course by leading golf publications and consistently rated within the world’s best. There is also the Championship Kintyre Course and the Arran Course, as well as The Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy and Scotland’s first and only TaylorMade Performance Lab. Turnberry is the perfect setting for food lovers, with a choice of unique dining experiences, including the signature restaurant 1906, led by Head Chef Justin Galea, which offers classic dishes with a modern twist and a unique Chef’s Table experience. In addition there is The Grand Tea Lounge, Ailsa Bar & Lounge, Duel in the Sun and Tappie Toorie restaurant overlooking the links golf courses and sea beyond. Turnberry has a well-established reputation for top class meeting and events facilities, specialising in bespoke boardroom experiences. There is also a luxurious spa offering a range of ESPA treatments. The onsite Outdoor Activity Centre offers guests a variety of distinguished outdoor activities including quad biking, archery, fishing and off-road driving.

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts

The Luxury Collection® is an ensemble of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent d├ęcor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience.  Originated in 1906 as a collection of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble of more than 75 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world.  The Luxury Collection includes award-winning properties that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class while celebrating each hotel’s distinctive heritage and unique character.  All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognised as being among the world’s finest. For more information, please visit

Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Irvine jockey Danny Tudhope rides a double at Ayr Racecourse

By: Iain Ferguson

Irvine-born jockey Danny Tudhope was the toast of the Friday night crowd at Ayr Racecourse last weekend when he rode a double.

Danny (pictured above) won on Able Master (6/1) for trainer David O’Meara in the Iomart Group Handicap, and followed that victory with another for trainer Jo Hughes on Calisto Moon (6/1) in the Domino’s Pizza Handicap.

The second day of the two-day fixture on Saturday saw Robert Winston ride two winners to follow up a solitary win on Friday – all three horses are trained by Lambourn-based Charles Hills.

The feature race of Saturday’s card went Robert’s way when he produced the 7/2 favourite Angels Will Fall to win the Scottish Sun/E.B.F. Land O’Burns Fillies Stakes, a Listed Race with £40,000 in prize money.

And he followed up in the last, the Peoples Ford Handicap when Cool Macavity (10/1) bravely held on to win by a neck from Red Inca, the 7/2 joint favourite. The jockey’s Friday night winner was on Sir Fredlot (11/4) in the Scottish Sun Maiden Stakes.
Another jockey who rode a Saturday double was Amy Ryan, and both horses were trained by her dad Kevin. Ardmay landed the valuable Scottish Sun On Sunday Handicap at 9/1 and Reem Star (11/2) was a comfortable winner of the STV Appeal Handicap.

Graham Gibbons became the third jockey to ride two winners on the card when Tickle Time (7/2) landed the SunSport/EBF Maiden Stakes to follow his earlier success on 11/2 chance Bosun Breeze in the Scottish Sun Miss Scotland Handicap. Both horses were trained by David Barron.

The next meeting at Ayr Racecourse is the totepool Armed Forces Family Raceday on Sunday 8 July.

For more information on racing at Ayr go online at or call 01292 264179.

For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292-294972 or 07795-565691.

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