Kyle and Carrick

Kyle and Carrick (A' Chùil agus a' Charraig in Scottish Gaelic) was one of nineteen local government districts in the Strathclyde region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996.[1]

Kyle and Carrick

Kyle and Carrick District within Scotland
  Succeeded bySouth Ayrshire
GovernmentKyle and Carrick District Council

The district was formed by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 from part of the former county of Ayrshire, namely:[1]

The district council's headquarters were in Ayr,[1] where they took over the County Buildings in Wellington Square which had been the headquarters of Ayrshire County Council[2] with a satellite office in a two storey, 19th century villa at 30 Miller Road.[3]

The district bordered districts of Cunninghame, Kilmarnock & Loudoun and Cumnock and Doon Valley Districts of Strathclyde to its north and east as well as Stewartry and Wigtown Districts in Dumfries & Galloway.[1]

In 1974 Alistair Irving Haughan was appointed Chief Architect of Kyle & Carrick District Council, holding the post until he retired in December 1990. While Haughan was in post the work the Council undertook on the restoration of Tam o' Shanter's bridge, the Brig O' Doon in Alloway won a Stone Federation Award.[4]

The district was abolished in 1996 by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 which replaced regions and districts with unitary council areas. South Ayrshire council area was formed with identical boundaries to Kyle and Carrick District with the transfer of the Dalmellington district to the newly established East Ayrshire council area.[5]

Electoral history

The control of the council when it was dissolved after 1992 when the Conservatives were the administration.[6]


See also


  1. "Kyle and Carrick". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  2. "County Buildings". South Ayrshire Council. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  3. "Ayr, 30 Miller Road, Kyle And Carrick District Council Offices". Hostoric Environment Scotand. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  4. "Alistair Irving Haughan". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  5. "South Ayrshire Council". The Southern Uplands Partnership. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  6. J.M. Bochel; D.T. Denver (1992). "Scottish District Elections 1992" (PDF). University of Dundee. Retrieved 8 March 2020.