Ailsa Horizons

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What we do and who we are

We are a rural regeneration organisation with a vision for the communities in South Ayrshire to be recognised within the UK and beyond as places where people want to live and work and where they can afford to enjoy the area’s natural environment, cultural heritage and and local amenities.


Our services include:

•project development and management;

•community engagement and capacity building;

•helping community groups to access funding and training;

•working with individuals to overcome barriers to employment;

•assisting small business and social enterprises with feasibility studies, business planning, accessing funds, and market research


Our overall objective is to create prosperous communities in our area of operation.  We have a proactive and creative attitude to rural regeneration using an assets-based approach: taking advantage of assets in the area and investing in long-term sustainable projects.


The rest of this site provides more information on what we do. Please contact us if we can help with your group, project or business.


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Ailsa Horizons - Davidson Enterprise Centre

Ailsa Horizons is working on a project to convert the former Davidson Cottage Hospital, Girvan into an Enterprise Centre which will be used to advance community development, promote enterprise and business and put a much loved local building back into community use.


Please click here for our summary of the proposals for the facility.


The proposed Davidson Enterprise Centre has also just been awarded £1,387,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. For press coverage from the local newspaper click here.


For the original press release from the Heritage Lottery Fund click here.


To have a quick look at more publicity, please click here to go to the "Press Cuttings" section of the website.


As of the 29/01/16 Ailsa Horizons has ceased trading. We would like to thank all the community groups and people that we have worked with and assisted over the years.