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Council confirm Ayrshire College as a sponsor for brand new air show

Ayr College Airshow

South Ayrshire Council has welcomed Ayrshire College as a sponsor for this September's International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight. 

Ayrshire College generously pledged both a financial contribution and in-kind support, with their students set to volunteer across a range of tasks during the three-day event. 

Located centrally in Ayr, Ayrshire College offers a variety of courses that put students on the right path to a potential career in the aerospace industry. 

The festival, which will run from Friday 8 - Sunday 10 September, will see an impressive range of aerial displays take to the skies over Ayr shorefront.  It will also offer great family entertainment and exciting attractions. 

Principal and Chief Executive of Ayrshire College, Angela Cox, said "Ayrshire College has a proud history in providing the skilled workforce for the Aerospace Sector across Ayrshire and beyond. Therefore, we are delighted to be a major sponsor of The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the air show, to showcase how Ayrshire College is working with industry to provide the future skills required for Aerospace and celebrate a sector that is so important to the economy of Ayrshire." 

South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Culture and Rural Affairs, Councillor Alec Clark said: "It's great news that Ayrshire College have shown their support by sponsoring The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight.  People will make this event a success and it'll be all hands-on deck for the duration of the festival.  The assistance Ayrshire College students will provide at the event will be invaluable and I'm delighted to welcome them on board!"   

South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Sport and Leisure, Councillor Brian Connolly, said: "The new air show will bring a boost to the area in many ways and Ayrshire College's sponsorship highlights that local organisations, businesses and people want to play a part and help bring a fantastic family event to South Ayrshire." 

Leader of South Ayrshire Council, Councillor Martin Dowey, said: "Ayrshire College plays a key role in supporting people to realise their potential in the aerospace sector, so I'm delighted to see them become a sponsor of the new air show.  We're looking forward to working with college staff and students in the run up to and during the event." 

Keep up to date with preparations for The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight at www.ayrshow.co.uk