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  1. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I have (unfortunately) missed the previous meetings of FoSH, but would be very interested in knowing how things are progressing. I have a few Community orientated ideas, which Arrol House would suit, and benefit from, perfectly. However, if a Private Investor is the preferred option then, obviously, these ideas would be redundant. Should the property still be on the market, I would value the opportunity to discuss the opportunities I am thinking about in more detail with either the group, or a representative thereof.

    My plans (if relevant) would involve significant funding from Creative Scotland, Historic Scotland and possibly the Eu and SAC but could potentially result in a vibrant, creative, community involving centre for a variety of projects, including a museum dedicated to the history of Seafield House and the surrounding area. Most prominent historically would be the achievements of the architects, the Earl of Arrol and the Medical pioneering which took place within the House once it became a hospital.

    I strongly believe in the historical importance of the site, and the legacy that the Earl of Arrol left behind. If future generations are to understand and appreciate the pioneering methods of the past and their relevance today and for the future, then Arrol House should provide a Centre of Excellence in Community Involvement.

    I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

    Yours faithfully,

    Valerie Riddiough

    • Thank you for your message. The FoSH campaign to SAVE Seafield House continues. The aim of the recently launched sale of Seafield House by Ryden on behalf of the owners NHS Ayrshire & Arran is to find a purchaser to restore the house by way of enabling development in the grounds. We are exploring all routes – public & private. Should you have a proposal for a public use of Seafield House to celebrate the life & legacy of Sir William Arrol, we would be happy to hear more. Other proposals for engineering college/museum have been made. The issue will all has been( and continues to be) long-term revenue funding, beyond the securing of capital funding for restoration.

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