Rozelle is the latest of council bungles
Well done to McLaurin Trust vice- chairman Celia Stevenson for using a VIP opening ceremony to open fire on the state of Rozelle House.
Listing rusting gutters, crumbling stonework and rotting windows – Celia warned that Rozelle could turn into “another Ayr Station Hotel or Belleisle House”. And repair work estimated at £ 175,000 three years ago has ballooned to £ 375,000.
So will owners South Ayrshire Council put their hands up to this one? Don’t be ridiculous!
“It’s completely inaccurate to compare Rozelle House , which is owned by the Common Good, to the building adjacent to Ayr Station”, says a SAC spokesman. He’s right.
The difference is that the Station Hotel is privately owned – and SAC are spending fortunes on it.
Meanwhile, a building they actually DO OWN – is falling into disrepair.
SAC’s list of irresponsible property ownership is now legend.
The Town Hall, the Wallace Tower, Belleisle House, the County Buildings . . . they couldn’t even be trusted to varnish the children’s play park on the esplanade.
But you can surely add Rozelle to the list of SAC bungles where – as usual – no- one is to blame.
Celia Stevenson Fears over the state of disrepair at Rozelle House