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Civic Office Monthly Update

October was a busy month in the civic office. Both the Provost and the Depute Provost were out and about in our communities supporting local initiatives and meeting all types of people.

Three couples celebrated very special wedding anniversaries. Being married for so long is a remarkable achievement; congratulations to them and anyone else celebrating an anniversary.

Blanche Nicholson picked up an MBE for her outstanding contribution at the Hansel foundation working with people needing support. Lord Lieutenant, John Duncan presented Blanche‘s MBE at a special ceremony.

The West FM Cream of Ayrshire Awards were held at Seamill Hydro. South Ayrshire Council helped present the Unsung Hero Award which went to Lorna Thompson. Lorna has raised £25,000 for various charities in her local community. Her fund raising exploits include a charity cycle around Millport and climbing Ben Nevis. Well done to Lorna and all the other winners.

There were even more winners at the South Ayrshire Sports Awards which not only recognise sporting achievements in athletes young and old, but also the contribution of coaches and parents. The Provost’s Trophy for Club of the Year was won by Ayr Basketball Club.

Ayr Choral Union has been entertaining people in South Ayrshire and beyond for 140 years and they have just celebrated this magnificent milestone with an anniversary concert. The accomplished singers were on top form at the concert which took place in Ayr Town Hall.

October also saw a visit to Prestwick’s twin town of Lichtenfels in Germany. There was an official ceremony to mark 40 years of friendship and help promote business, tourism and educational opportunities.

If you would like the civic office to recognise anyone in South Ayrshire, get in touch by phoning 01292 612 498 or emailing

The Provost's Office

County Buildings,
Wellington Square,
Ayr KA7 1DR


Tel: 01292 612 498

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