- South Ayrshire
infobox Scotland council area
Council= South Ayrshire
Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Deas
Size= 1,222 km²
PopulationDensity=92 / km²
Gaelic= 426 (0.28)
CouncilDetails= South Ayrshire Council
Brian Donohoe Sandra Osborne
- John Scott
South Ayrshire (Gaelic: "Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Deas", pronounced|ʃir̴əxg̊ iɲɪɾʲˈaːɾʲ ə d̊ʲes̪) is one of 32
council areasof Scotland, covering the southern part of Ayrshire. It borders onto East Ayrshire, North Ayrshireand Dumfries and Galloway.
The administrative boundaries were formed in 1996, and it is a direct successor to the
Kyle and Carrickdistrict.
[http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk South Ayrshire's] Headquarters, "County Buildings", are located in Wellington Square, Ayr. The buildings were built in 1931 and opened by
King George VI. The buildings also hold Ayr Sheriff Court.
Towns and villages
Places of interest
Bachelor's Club, Tarbolton
Burns National Heritage Park( Robert Burns)
Souter Johnnie's Cottage
Good Shepherd Primary
Council political composition
Conservative Councillors: Hugh Hunter (Leader of the Council) Winifred Sloan (Provost) Margaret Toner (Depute Council Leader) Mary Kilpatrick (Depute Provost) Peter Convery, Bill McIntosh, John Hampton, Bill Grant, Robin Reid, Hywel Davies, Ann Galbraith and Iain Fitzsimmons
Scottish National PartyCouncillors: Nan McFarlane (Group Leader), Stan Fisher, Tom Slider, Ian Douglas, Mike Peddie, John Allan, Mairi Low and Alec Oattes.
Labour Councillors: John McDowall (Group Leader) Phil Saxton, Helen Moonie, Ian Cavana, Eddie Bulik, Andy Campbell, Sandra Goldie
Independent Councillors: Brian Connolly, Elaine Little and Douglas Campbell
The Council elections in May 2003 resulted in a "hung" Council where both the Labour Party and the Conservative Party had 15 seats. Control of the Council was nominally given to the Labour party after a "
cutting of the cards", though such an unstable arrangement had a detrimental effect on the decision-making process. In November 2005 the leader of the Labour group Andy Hill resigned, allowing the Conservatives to govern with a 15-14 majority until the 2007 election. Gibson MacDonald became Leader of the Council with Robin Reid as Deputy Leader. [http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/news/2005/newleader.htm] .
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