Campus meet for Rotary
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