FRESHAYR are looking to transform the Davidson underground car park in Wallacetown into their new base to promote cultural diversity across South Ayrshire.

Supporters have been on a mission to provide opportunities for creative professionals to engage with communities to nurture creativity that builds confidence and fosters respectful neighbourhoods.

FreshAyr had been operating out of Queens Court but this base was not appropriate for their needs. They had also looked at the Riverside, the former James Thin Book Shop, Affleck’s store, the old toy shop and Winton Buildings in Market Hall. 

Robert Singer, of FreshAyr, said: “I have had a vision to regenerate the town centre for years but there have been so many obstacles. 

“So we are looking at the other side of the river and the underground carpark which could be our incubator space for studios, a bakery and other areas to work in.

“Wallacetown is one of the three most impoverished areas in Scotland but we feel creativity is the way forward. 

“The space has not been used for more than 30 years. We want to form a partnership with UWS to continue with conversations in culture. 

“We need to give people a reason to come back from the cities but they need to be guaranteed work. Artists need support which is the key part. Wallacetown needs investment but we need people to get involved in their area.”

FreshAyr have a vision which seeks to establish a network of cultural spaces and creative hubs that provides sound reasons for creative graduates, culture enthusiasts, shoppers and International visitors to spend quality time in Ayrshire.

Robert feels a creative collaborative approach to research and development can be instrumental in resuscitating the health of Ayr as the pulsing heart of a vibrant creative marketplace with a salutary network of interconnecting culture hubs across Ayrshire. 

He is urging community groups to work with FreshAyr to benefit the community and help create employment through creative skill based projects.