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Save the date! Council confirm date for proposed new airshow

Airshow - save the date

South Ayrshire Council have announced that they expect to bring the International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight to Ayr on Saturday 9 September 2023. 

This exciting news follows confirmation earlier this week that officers were given the all clear to begin planning for the new airshow, as part of a proposed calendar of events for 2023.

While the 9 September has been set as the date for the main event, the festivities would begin on Friday 8 September, with a fantastic range of family entertainment to kick-start the weekend.  Even after the aircraft head home following Saturday's displays, the fun won't stop there.  We'll have even more surprises lined up for Sunday 10 September - so get set for a full weekend of fun, thrills and entertainment!

We'll bring you more information soon about all that'll be on offer across the weekend - so watch this space!

South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Culture and Rural Affairs, Councillor Alec Clark said: "It's fantastic to have the date in the diary for what's set to be a fabulous event that locals and tourists can look forward to next year.

"The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight will no doubt leave a lasting impression on everyone who comes along, and I'm sure they'll want to return again, year after year." 

South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Sport and Leisure, Councillor Brian Connolly said: "I'm sure people across South Ayrshire will be as delighted as we are at the announcement of the date for the proposed new airshow. 

"This will allow locals, visitors and businesses to start planning ahead and look forward to an amazing three-day event right here in South Ayrshire."

Leader of South Ayrshire Council, Councillor Martin Dowey said: "Having a date to work towards for the International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight allows us to really focus our planning and efforts to bring this amazing event to Ayr. 

"I can't wait to see all elements of the event to begin to take shape.  I know where I'll be on 9 September next year!"