The Prince of Wales visited the Onthank housing estate in Kilmarnock, made famous by BBC documentary The Scheme, last Friday.
He toured the estate – which was home to jailbird Marvin Baird and his pet dog Bullet – and visited the North West Youth Project and the North West Kilmarnock Area Community Centre. The visit is hoped to provide a boost for the area and some much needed good publicity.
Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay, also formally opened East Ayrshire Council’s offices at the Johnnie Walker Bond Building in Kilmarnock and Scottish and Southern Energy’s organic waste plant in Barkip.
As part of the wider regeneration of the area, A.C. Whyte & Co. was awarded the contract to carry our refurbishment works to 162 properties located in Onthank in November last year. Works comprised cavity wall insulation, over-render with dry dash finish, new rainwater goods, plumber work, painterwork and new fibreglass GRP canopies and roofs installed. Works started in February 2012 and are due to be complete by the end of June.