council area of Scotland
East Ayrshire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir an Ear) is one of 32 council area of Scotland. It borders North Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, South Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. With South Ayrshire and the mainland areas of North Ayrshire, it formed the county of Ayrshire.
Siorrachd Àir an Ear
|Admin HQ||London Road, Kilmarnock|
|• Body||East Ayrshire Council|
|• Control||SNP minority (council NOC)|
|• Total||487 sq mi (1,262 km2)|
|Area rank||Ranked 14th|
|• Rank||Ranked 16th|
|• Density||250/sq mi (96/km2)|
|ISO 3166 code||GB-EAY|
The area was formed in 1996, from the former Kilmarnock and Loudoun and Cumnock and Doon Valley districts.
Kilmarnock is the largest town. Other towns are New Cumnock and Cumnock.
The HQ for East Ayrshire Council is on London Road Kilmarnock
Twin towns (Kilmarnock)Edit
- Alès, France.
- Herstal, Belgium.
- Kulmbach, Germany.
- Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain.
- Sukhumi, Georgia.
Towns and villagesEdit
- Afton Bridgend
- New Cumnock