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Council tradition lives on in the Kirkin' o' the Council ceremony
01 June 2012 10:52
It is tradition that after every Council election there is a Kirkin' o' the Council ceremony held – following the recent elections this ceremony will take place at 11am in Ayr Auld Kirk on Sunday 17 June 2012.
After each new Council is elected a Service is held in Ayr Auld Kirk called the 'Kirkin' o' The Council' whereby an Act of Commitment is taken by the Council and the congregation.
The church service will be conducted by the Reverend David Gemmell and there will be readings by South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie, David Anderson, Chief Executive and Bill McIntosh, the Leader of the Council.
At the cross denominational service an Act of Commitment is taken by the Council and the congregation and the newly elected Provost to work together and support each other for the good of the people of South Ayrshire.
This is the fifth Kirkin' o' the Council since local government reorganisation in 1996 and the third time that there has been a female Provost.
Provost Moonie will add her signature to a Bible within the church that contains the names of all the Provosts since 1847 including those who have served South Ayrshire, Kyle and Carrick, Ayr County Council and the Royal Burgh of Ayr.
At approximately 12.10pm a parade of invited guests which will include South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie, Bill McIntosh, Leader of the Council, David Anderson, Chief Executive and Elected Members from the Council led by 1st Troon Boys' Brigade Band, will parade through Ayr town centre. Everyone will assemble at Kirk Wynd, and the procession will go along High Street, New Bridge Street, Sandgate, Fort Street, the north side of Wellington Square, Bath Place and into the County Buildings courtyard.