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.
Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Deas
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Lieutenancy area||Ayrshire and Arran|
|Admin HQ||County Buildings, Ayr|
|• Body||South Ayrshire Council|
|• Control||SNP + Lab + Ind (council NOC)|
|• Total||472 sq mi (1,222 km2)|
|Area rank||Ranked 15th|
|• Rank||Ranked 19th|
|• Density||240/sq mi (92/km2)|
|ISO 3166 code||GB-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, with the SNP's Douglas Campbell serving as Leader of the Council and Labour's Helen Moonie returning as Provost.