The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 7 September 2012

CKD Galbraith offer stunning Ayrshire equestrian property in a superb private setting

Leading Scottish property consultants CKD Galbraith are offering for sale Laigh Midton, a stunning country house with land and superb equestrian facilities situated 5 miles south of the popular county town of Ayr, for which offers over £850,000 are sought.
Meticulously restored to an exceptional contemporary design to the highest standard, Laigh Midton has been greatly extended to create a substantial 6-bedroom country house.
Formerly a working farm on Auchendrane Estate and set in approximately 24.5 acres of land, with a modern stable block, riding arena and a traditional stone and slate building adjacent to the house which offers potential for development into additional accommodation.
With wonderful countryside views, the house overlooks the charming village of Minishant, which has a primary school and village inn.  The houses comprises 3 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a fabulous kitchen/breakfasting room.
Minishant was once the granary of the monks of Crossraguel Abbey, and the village became a hub of activity with two woollen mills.
The superb kitchen is comprehensively equipped with an island unit, Rayburn, granite and wooden worktops, together with two fridge drawers, a wine fridge, American fridge, 2 ovens, plate warmers, ceramic induction hob and extensive wall and floor units.
The kitchen/breakfasting room opens to the sitting room with impressive vaulted ceilings, gable wall floor-to-ceiling glazing with outstanding views over Minishant and the Carrick Hills.
The dining room has large windows and a wonderful glass cupola.  The drawing room is separated from the sitting room by a wall clad with Welsh slate with inset fireplace.
There are three 50” plasma screens in the house and Cat 5 wiring enables the use of selective mood lighting throughout.  There is a sound system in the kitchen and sitting room through Bose speakers.
From the kitchen, French windows open to the extensive split level decking overlooking the garden and making the most of the fine countryside views.
There are 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.  The master suite occupies one wing of the house, and includes a large dressing room with extensive hanging space, a magnificent en-suite bathroom and an impressive bedroom with a glazed east facing gable to capture the morning sun.
Laigh Midton is an impressive country property which will appeal to many buyers seeking a property with equestrian facilities combined with modern living.
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.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Elite Ayrshire Business Circle continuing to encourage business between Ayrshire and China

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle in conjunction with South Ayrshire Council will be holding a special meeting at 12.30pm on Thursday 20 September to welcome a delegation of leading Chinese business people who will be spending a few days in Ayrshire during their forthcoming visit to Scotland.

The meeting will be held in the County Buildings, Wellington Square in Ayr, and will start at 12.30pm with a buffet lunch.

Elite Ayrshire Business Circle executive chairman Norman Geddes (pictured above) commented: “We look forward to welcoming the Chinese delegation to Ayrshire, and on behalf of our members I would like to express our sincere thanks to them for taking the time out of their busy schedule to come to Ayrshire. We very much hope that they will greatly enjoy their visit.

“It is our considered opinion that if the Ayrshire economy is to continue to prosper in these challenging times, it is vital that as many local companies as possible do business in parts of the world that are continuing to experience economic growth, and China’s economy is likely to continue to expand rapidly for the foreseeable future.

“Several Ayrshire companies have already succeeded in forging business links in China, and our meeting on 20 September is designed to ensure that many others are able to follow their shining example.”

Attendance at the meeting is free, and open to all Ayrshire business people. However, demand for places is expected to be high, so everyone wishing to attend should notify:

Murdoch MacDonald
Elite Ayrshire Business Circle
Telephone: 01292 281498
Mobile: 07833 667322

Monday, 3 September 2012

Frazer Coogans Solicitors appoint Ross Slater as head of its Accident & Injury Claims Centre

Leading Ayr-based law firm Frazer Coogans Solicitors has announced the appointment of Ross Slater as the new head of its Accident & Injury Claims Centre.
[Pictured: Frazer Coogans Solicitors senior director Norman Geddes (right) welcomes Ross Slater to his new post as head of the firm’s Accident & Injury Claims Centre.]

Ross Slater (48) is an experienced solicitor with a strong interest in civil litigation, particularly relating to pursuer personal injury. He has appeared regularly in the Sheriff Court as well as conducting cases in the Court of Session.
After graduating in law at the University of Glasgow, Ross completed his traineeship as a solicitor with Ross Harper & Murphy, working mainly in the firm’s civil litigation department.
Ross then spent two years travelling in Australia. On his return to Scotland, he joined Caesar & Howie Solicitors. Working as an assistant in the firm’s Bathgate and Whitburn offices, he gained experience in representing clients in relation to both civil and criminal court work. He appeared regularly in the Sheriff Court.
 In 1992 Ross joined Digby Brown Solicitors, where he worked as a solicitor in various personal injury teams. He was promoted to Associate level in 1995, before being named Partner in 1997 and more recently has acted as a consultant to the firm.
Ross lives in Greenock with his wife Susan and son Jonathan (11). He is an enthusiast golfer, being a member of Gourock Golf Club. He also runs with the Greenock Glenpark Harriers and coaches the junior section of the Greenock Hockey Club.

Commenting on his new appointment, Ross Slater (pictured above) said: “I am very much looking forward to working at Frazer Coogans. The firm has a terrific reputation, not just locally but also nationally. In my discussions with senior director Norman Geddes, I was struck by the very positive outlook of the firm. We shared the vision to build on the existing foundations of the Accident & Injury Claims Centre. As I have worked for the victims of accidents for some 20 years, I hope to be able to assist in the continued growth of the firm.”
Frazer Coogans Solicitors senior director Norman Geddes commented: “The importance that we attach to the work of our Accident & Injury Claims Centre is evidenced by the appointment of Ross Slater as its new head. We look forward to Ross building upon the successful foundations laid down over the past 16 years, and to the Centre enabling even more victims of accidents and injuries through no fault of their own to win the compensation that they deserve.”
[Pictured: The Accident & Injury Claims Centre team at Frazer Coogans Solicitors. From left to right behind Ross Slater are: Cheryl Phillips, Stacey Carey and Sandra Stewart.]

About the Accident & Injury Claims Centre
Accident & Injury Claims Centre is a firm of solicitors established in 1996 to provide a dedicated specialist legal service to parties seeking compensation.

The Partners of the Firm have between them over thirty years experience of legal work including compensation claims and related civil litigation. Norman Geddes and Stuart Paterson are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
About Frazer Coogans Solicitors
Frazer Coogans was originally established in Ayr in 1985. In 1995, the current Senior Director, Norman Geddes, took over the firm. From humble beginnings, Norman Geddes led Frazer Coogans into rapid expansion to be one of the leading and most respected law firms in Ayrshire.
In 2003, Frazer Coogans successfully attained “Investors in People” standard and has since retained this standard. The firm is very proactive in encouraging secretarial staff to advance their roles within the firm and develop within their specialist area. Frazer Coogans now has trained paralegals supporting the solicitors in every department. Experienced and well trained staff are the cornerstone of any business. By encouraging staff to gain their full potential the firm aims to maximise the talent of the staff and as a result Frazer Coogans is able to provide a first class legal service to all clients on all levels.


Frazer Coogans Solicitors
Dalblair House
46 Dalblair Road
Ayr KA7 1UQ
Ayrshire, Scotland

Contact: Norman Geddes, Senior Director
Tel: 01292 280499
Fax: 01292 611645



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Frazer Coogans solicitors and the Accident & Injury Claims Centre are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.