South Ayrshire Council Local Government Elections

The Scottish Local Government – or Council elections – took place on Thursday 4 May 2017.

The elections give you the chance to have your say on the Councillors you want to represent you and your community on South Ayrshire Council.

The Council is responsible for a wide variety of local services that impact on the everyday lives of people across South Ayrshire.

As a result of The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland Fifth Statutory Review of Electoral Arrangements, 28 Councillors will be elected to South Ayrshire Council on 4 May 2017 – this is a reduction of two on the current numbers.

This means that the following number of Councillors will be elected to each of the eight Council wards:

  • Ward 1 Troon – 4
  • Ward 2 Prestwick – 4
  • Ward 3 Ayr North – 4
  • Ward 4 Ayr East – 3
  • Ward 5 Ayr West – 4
  • Ward 6 Kyle – 3
  • Ward 7 Maybole, North Carrick & Coylton – 3
  • Ward 8 Girvan & South Carrick – 3

These web pages should help you find all the information you need on taking part in the Council election.

The Council’s Pre-Election Guidance applies during the formal pre-election period (Monday 13 March-Thursday 4 May 2017 inclusive).

The Council Election 2017 Handbook is also available for those accredited to attend the count at the Citadel Leisure Centre on Friday 5 May.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, you can visit the Electoral Commission website at or call the helpline on 0800 3 280 280.

Alternatively, you can call our contact centre on 0300 123 0900 or email us at