East Ayrshire

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.

East Ayrshire
Aest Ayrshire
Siorrachd Àir an Ear
East Ayrshire in Scotland.svg
Coat of arms of East Ayrshire Aest Ayrshire Siorrachd Àir an Ear
Admin HQLondon Road, Kilmarnock
 • BodyEast Ayrshire Council
 • ControlSNP minority (council NOC)
 • MPs
 • MSPs
 • Total487 sq mi (1,262 km2)
Area rankRanked 14th
 (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total122,200
 • RankRanked 16th
 • Density250/sq mi (96/km2)
ONS codeS12000008
ISO 3166 codeGB-EAY

The area was formed in 1996, from the former Kilmarnock and Loudoun and Cumnock and Doon Valley districts.

Main TownsEdit

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

Towns and villagesEdit

Places of interestEdit


Secondary EducationEdit

Other websitesEdit