FoSH 5th AGM



Fifth Annual General Meeting (AGM)
of the
Friends of Seafield House (FoSH)
will be held on
Monday 14 May 2018
at the
Ellisland House Hotel
19 Racecourse Rd, Ayr KA7 2TD

All Members – FoSH Friends – are invited to attend

Following the AGM, a presentation will be made on econstruct design & build’s planning application for the restoration of Seafield House

1. Welcome and opening remarks from Patrick Lorimer, FoSH Chair
2. Ordinary business
2.1 To receive a Report from the Management Committee on the last year’s activities
2.2 To receive and approve an examined Report on the Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet for the year to 31st March 2018 together with the Examiner’s report
2.3 To receive and agree the Base Budget for the ensuing year
2.4 To appoint an independent Examiner to examine the accounts for the ensuing year
3.0 Elections
3.1 To conduct the election of the Management Committee (“one third of the Management Committee shall retire annually and shall be eligible for re-election” – FoSH Founding Deed)
4.0 Founding Deed
4.1 To consider any Amendment(s) to the Founding Deed (Amendments to the Founding Deed may be proposed at the AGM)

Dated: 19 April 2018
By order of the FoSH Management Committee


Marking the Passing of FoSH Patron, Sir William McAlpine (1936 – 2018)

FoSH wishes to mark the passing of and pay tribute to our Patron, Sir William McAlpine who passed away on 4 March, aged 82. Our Chair, Patrick Lorimer, has written to his widow, Lady Judith McAlpine, to convey our condolences.

The invitation to become our Patron – together with Andrew Arrol – was made on the invitation of Marcus Binney, President of SAVE Britain’s Heritage. Sir William McAlpine’s passion for construction and engineering was legendary. Described as “humorous, self-deprecating and diplomatic with a shrewd business brain”, he imbued qualities that were also found in Sir William Arrol, whose vision and drive was central to the construction of engineering icons including the Forth Bridge and Tower Bridge.

FoSH is immensely grateful to Sir William McAlpine for supporting our campaign to SAVE Seafield House, Sir William Arrol’s former home in Ayr. We hope soon to be able to post the good news that Seafield House’s owners, econstruct design & build, has submitted its planning application to restore and convert the house into apartments and build homes in the grounds.

The link below is to Sir William’s obituary in The Telegraph, one of many written to mark the passing of an engineering and construction legend: