Cam­pus meet for Ro­tary

Ayrshire Post - - Around Ayr -

Ayr Ro­tary club held their weekly meet­ing in the com­fort­able sur­round­ings of the In­ver Restau­rant on the Ayr Col­lege cam­pus.

This had been ar­ranged by Alis­tair Tyre with the main pur­pose of hear­ing from those par­tic­i­pat­ing in a com­mu­nity ser­vice pro­gramme that has sub­stan­tial col­lege in­volve­ment.

Cameron Bell, head of con­struc­tion for the three Ayr­shire Col­lege cam­puses gave a pre­sen­ta­tion, sup­ported by a short and in­ter­est­ing video, on a com­mu­nity ser­vice part­ner­ship be­tween South Ayr­shire Coun­cil, Ayr­shire Col­lege and Mor­ri­son Con­struc­tion. This project, cur­rently un­der­way, will re­sult in the restora­tion of the 250- year- old stone wall around the walled gar­den at Belleisle Park.

The project will run for at least two years and may be fol­lowed by other projects to re­store struc­tures of his­toric im­por­tance within the Belleisle es­tate.

Jim John­stone, com­mu­nity skills man­ager for Mor­ri­son Con­struc­tion then spoke about Mor­ri­son Con­struc­tion’s part in the project and are pro­vid­ing fund­ing, ma­te­ri­als and ad­vice for the wall restora­tion.

The pre­sen­ta­tions on the walled gar­den project were fol­lowed by a brief talk by Gavin Mur­ray, di­rec­tor of aero­nau­ti­cal con­struc­tion, en­gi­neer­ing and science, in which he in­di­cated that the Mis­sion Dis­cov­ery project would run again this year at the Kil­marnock cam­pus, from June 12 to 13 June.

This year, as­tro­naut Steve Bone will be in at­ten­dance. Steve is the only as­tro­naut to have flown two con­sec­u­tive mis­sions for NASA.

He will be hold­ing a “meet the as­tro­naut” ses­sion at the Ayr cam­pus on June 13 from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

Alis­tair Tyre thanked the speak­ers for their en­ter­tain­ing ex­pla­na­tion of the novel col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the three par­tic­i­pat­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Meet­ing Ayr Ro­tary Club

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