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Earth Hour 2023


South Ayrshire Council is supporting Earth Hour 2023 - a global movement for action on the climate and nature emergency.

Steeply rising energy bills and the climate emergency crisis mean that there has never been a better time to engage with Earth Hour and the big switch off campaign.

Many environmental issues face us, our families, and our communities, but our future is in our hands. We can all be part of the change needed to preserve and protect the planet.

With a range of events set to take place in South Ayrshire to mark Earth Hour, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. From sustainable stories at our libraries, to film screenings, green health family fun days, and a wildlife adventure at Belleisle Park.

Why not take some simple steps to live sustainably, whether this is through encouraging wildlife on your doorstep, learning about our beautiful planet or enjoying the great outdoors while exercising.

The annual switch off is the culmination of Earth Hour. This year we will switch off illuminations at landmark locations including The Wallace Tower, Ayr; Stumpy Tower, Girvan; Burns Statue, Ayr; and The Auld Brig, Ayr on Saturday 25 March.

Councillor Martin Kilbride, Buildings, Housing and Environment Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "We're proud to support Earth Hour 2023. In South Ayrshire and around the world, nature is in crisis. We all need nature and nature needs us to stand up for it every day.

"Tackling the climate crisis continues to be important to us and Earth Hour is a great opportunity to raise awareness.

"This year we are offering a great selection of events on 25 March.  These encourage us all to think about how we can protect South Ayrshire, and the world, for future generations."

The big switch off takes place at 8:30pm on Saturday 25 March.

You can find out more about the events by visiting 

If you would like to find out more about Earth Hour, or to plan your own activities please visit