East Ayrshire ( Scots: , Aest Ayrshire Scottish Gaelic: ) is one of thirty-two Siorrachd Inbhir Àir an Ear council areas of Scotland. It shares borders with Dumfries and Galloway, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire.
The headquarters of the council are located on London Road,
Kilmarnock. With South Ayrshire and the mainland areas of North Ayrshire, it formed the [1 ] former county of Ayrshire.
Overview [ edit ]
Kilmarnock is the largest town, followed by Cumnock; other small main towns are New Cumnock and Stewarton. The area was formed in 1996, from the former Kilmarnock and Loudoun and Cumnock and Doon Valley districts. Kilmarnock is the county's capital and also largest town. The former Kilmarnock and Loudoun District Council was also twinned with Sukhum, Abkhazia. Following a review of links this link is now considered as a friendship link. [2 ]
Kilmarnock and Loudoun ( Cill Mhearnaig agus Lughdan in Scottish Gaelic) was one of nineteen local government districts in the Strathclyde region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996. The district was formed by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 from part of the county of Ayrshire, namely:
Apart from the former burghs the district included the towns of
Hurlford and Kilmaurs.
The district was abolished in 1996 by the
Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, which replaced the regions and districts with unitary council areas. The district's area was combined with that of Cumnock and Doon Valley to form the East Ayrshire council area. The name Kilmarnock and Loudoun continues to be used for a constituency of the House of Commons and, covering a similar area, a Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency of the Scottish Parliament.
History [ edit ]
There are many early settlements within East Ayrshire. The Burns Monument Centre and Dick Institutes also hold local newspapers from 1834 to date (some have been indexed), together with a selection of maps. The Burns Monument Centre holds local photographs and postcards. Microfiche/film readers are available within the Burns Monument Centre and the Dick Institute.
East Ayrshire currently has nine secondary schools, forty-three primary schools, four schools which cater for children with additional support needs, thirty-three early education childhood centres and three children's houses.
The current Director of Education for East Ayrshire Council is Mr. Graham Short. [3 ] [4 ]
Settlements [ edit ]
Towns and villages [ edit ]
Places of interest [ edit ]
Administration [ edit ]
Westminster [ edit ]
Scottish Parliament [ edit ]
Constituency MSPs [ edit ]
Regional List MSPs [ edit ]
Local government [ edit ]
Composition [ edit ]
• Denotes party which forms or supports the administration.
Councillors [ edit ]
Maureen McKay (Group leader)
Kilmarnock West & Crosshouse
Tom Cook (Group leader)
Douglas Reid (Group Leader)
Kilmarnock East & Hurlford
Cumnock and New Cumnock
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