Thursday 19 July 2012

Stairlifts Ayr – Ayrshire Stairlifts

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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Ayr, Ayrshire . And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Give us a call today on 0141 278 3929  If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Stairlifts Ayr – Stairlifts Ayrshire

Ayr, the County town of Ayrshire has Royal Charter status and has done so since the 13th century.  The very first meeting of the Scottish Parliament was in Ayr at the beginning of the 14th century under Robert the Bruce.

Cromwell also used the town as one of his headquarters.  He even built walls around some areas of the town and some of these can still be seen today.

Ayr which sits on the Firth of Clyde is 50 miles north of Stranraer on the west coast of Scotland.  It is also right next door to Prestwick which is renowned for its golf.


If you struggle to get to the Tee much less get up and down the stairs, maybe you need some Castle Comfort TLC.  We supply and install a whole range of stairlifts from all of the UK’s manufacturers, so we have something for everyone.  You don’t need to worry about the cost either as we can point you in the direction of grant applications or 0% finance if you need one right away.

If this has caught your interest and you’d like to know more, please give our local office a call on  0141 278 3929 .

In the meantime we already know that around 230 people in Ayr own stairlifts.  That’s just over 2.5% of its retired population.  We know because we keep count – you can check out the ever-changing counter here.  We know how important it is for people with mobility problems to recapture their independence and confidence.

Ayr’s industrial history
Sitting on the River Ayr has always been a plus for this town especially since the industrial revolution.  Ayr’s economy really got a boost during the 19th century when ship building was prevalent.  By the 1960’s there was no more building and even repairs had stopped.  However the northern side of the harbour at Ayr still acts as a commercial port.  Its main trade is the export of coal.

There also used to be a thriving fish export business operating here for white fish and salmon caught locally.  The production of carpets and other textiles as well as agricultural products was also a part of Ayr’s industry until the 1970’s.

Now its main industry is tourism which started in the 1840’s when the rail links made it possible.  Visitors still come to Ayr for its great sandy beaches today.

Rabbie Burns
The country’s famous bard, Robbie or Rabbie Burns was born in Alloway which is on the outskirts of Ayr.  Visitors can see the cottage he was born in suitably ‘plaque-d’ and visit the nearby Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

You can take a Rabbie Burn’s 2 hour walking tour from here.  It will take you around Alloway visiting some of the landmarks like the Brig o’ Doon and the Auld Kirk and hear his famous tale about Tam o’ Shanter.

Or you can visit some of the local places that he immortalised in his many poems.  This is a day trip which covers a distance of 50 miles.

Other celebrated Ayr-ians!
·         Botanist William D Brackenridge who emigrated to the USA was originally born in Ayr

·         Minister and religious writer William Dalrymple was born here in 1723

·         In 1809 another of Ayr’s famous sons who had emigrated to America drew the first geological map of the USA; he also became the president of the American Geological Society

·         The engineer John Loudon McAdam who invented tarmacadam was born here

·         Mike Scott, lead singer of the Waterboys grew up in Ayr

·         As did Stuart Murdoch of 90’s band Belle & Sebastian

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·         Comedienne Karen Dunbar is from here too

Culzean Castle
A few miles south of Ayr right on the coast sits Culzean Castle.  It was rebuilt by Robert Adams to replace a more basic castle and has a circular tower with views of the sea and an oval staircase.  It was commissioned by the 10th Earl of Cassilis.  After the Second World War, President Eisenhower of the USA was ‘given’ the top floor apartment in honour of his services to the war.  The property is now owned by the National Trust but you can stay in the Eisenhower suite.


Take a look around the 600 acres of grounds including the gardens, the cliff walk and the beaches to get a real feel for the size of this great castle.

Sporting town
Ayr’s racecourse has been running races since 1907.  With the largest capacity for horse racing in Scotland it hosts flat and National Hunt races.

Professional Ice Hockey has strong ties to the town.  The last team to play in the British Super league was last active in 2002.  Unfortunately ice hockey is now only played at recreational level in the town by the Ayr Jets and the Ayr Lions.  This is partly due to facilities that don’t comply with professional standards.

Ayr is represented in several other sports: football Ayr United FC, rugby by Ayr RFC, and also has a curling club, a sport which originated in medieval Scotland.

‘Keen Ice’
With a stairlift just like a ‘keen’ or ‘fast ice’ as any curling fan will know, you can get to the top or bottom in no time.

If you’ve been looking into the possibility of getting a stairlift to make life easier, Castle Comfort Stairlifts can certainly help.  As we said we have a stairlift just right for everyone’s needs from straight, curved and even perch stairlifts for those with knees that won’t bend.  We even have bariatric lifts which will accommodate more weight than others.

Check out our prices and remember that we also do reconditioned lifts.  One thing that our customers always confirm is what a difference a stairlift makes to their lives.  Let us help you.  Please give us a call on  0141 278 3929  to get the ball – or the puck - rolling.

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