17, Feb 2024
South Ayrshire

Something for everyone.  Forty five miles of rugged coastline; long sandy beaches; rolling countryside; coastal and market towns; rural villages; a rich and cultural heritage; world-class golf; award-winning local food and produce… South Ayrshire has a global reputation as a must-see destination.

Ayrshire’s most interesting, picturesque and historic places. Robert Burns trail, Irvine’s maritime history, Ayr Harbour, Culzean Castle, Turnberry Castle, World famous golf courses.

South Ayrshire is one of thirty-two council areas of Scotland, covering the southern part of Ayrshire. It borders onto Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire. South Ayrshire had an estimated population in 2021 of 112,450, making it the 19th–largest subdivision in Scotland by population. With an area of 472 sq mi, South Ayrshire ranks as the 15th largest subdivision in Scotland.

South Ayrshire’s administrative centre is located in its largest town, Ayr. The headquarters for its associated political body, South Ayrshire Council, is housed at the towns County Buildings located in Wellington Square. Ayr is the former county town of the historic Ayrshire county, with the political activity of the Ayrshire County Council being based at County Buildings.

South Ayrshire’s population is mostly concentrated around the adjoining coastal towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon located to the north-west. Other areas of significance include the towns of Maybole and Girvan which are located to the south of the council area in the district of Carrick.

Ayr is a popular seaside resort in south Ayrshire.

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