South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire (Scots: Sooth Ayrshire; Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Deas, pronounced [ˈʃirˠəxk iɲiˈɾʲaːɾʲ ə tʲes̪]) 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
Sooth Ayrshire
Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Deas
Coordinates: 55°17′N 4°42′W
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryScotland
Lieutenancy areaAyrshire and Arran
Admin HQCounty Buildings, Ayr
  BodySouth Ayrshire Council
  ControlSNP + Lab + Ind (council NOC)
  Total472 sq mi (1,222 km2)
Area rankRanked 15th
 (mid-2019 est.)
  RankRanked 19th
  Density240/sq mi (92/km2)
ONS codeS12000028
ISO 3166 codeGB-SAY

Following the 2017 council election, the Labour Party and the Scottish National Party (SNP) announced an agreement to control the council, supported by both independent councillors, despite the fact that the Conservatives emerged as the largest single party on the council with twelve of the twenty-eight elected members,[1][2] with the SNP's Douglas Campbell serving as Leader of the Council and Labour's Helen Moonie returning as Provost.[3]