We strive to support and build relationships within our local communities, something we have continued since day one. We are always talking to people within our communities and look to identify opportunities where our skills could be used for the greater good.
Recently we were made aware of The Pilot House project in Irvine, Ayrshire. As an important, historic landmark to the local area, the charity Coast Watch Scotland have taken up the challenge to renovate the iconic Pilot House. This renovation includes plans to build a sea school to educate, teach new skills and improve safety awareness of the ocean to the local community. A café will also be constructed within the tower which will prove spectacular views over the Irish Sea and Arran. Also included in the plans are space to hold functions and also use as office spaces for small businesses.
Our team has gone on to play a pivotal role in aiding with the refurbishment by providing and erecting scaffolding free of charge which has allowed Coast Watch to begin their redevelopment process. The scaffolding has allowed coast watch volunteers the chance to clean and paint the Pilot House as well as the chance to add an essential new roof to the development. We are hopeful that our contribution to this project will see a greater number of tourists visit Irvine and the local area.
This project has been able to get off to a great start and we are proud to have played a part in this through providing staff, materials and our expertise.
“A big thanks to Irvine business man Gary Townsley and fellow director Alastair Thompson from company TTAG Ltd for erecting the scaffold around the Pilot House.”.
Coast Watch Scotland Charity
The Pilot House was invented and patented by Martin Boyd, the Irvine harbourmaster in 1905, the building then opened in 1906. It was used to signal the depth of the water at the harbour with a series of light signals at night. The building has unfortunately lain in disrepair for many years now and the Coast Watch Scotland charity plan to change that..
Coast Watch Scotland are looking to raise around £1.2 million to complete the project which will couple with the generous contribution of volunteers in place to aid with the construction. All donations to the project are welcome, to donate please contact Billy Lamb: 07526 225 835