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Earth Hour

Information on Earth Hour and related activities in South Ayrshire.

Earth Hour 2022

Hundreds of millions of people around the planet take part in WWF's Earth Hour every year and South Ayrshire Council is very proud to be part of this global event, which now takes place in 154 countries across all 7 continents.

The 60 minutes of darkness demonstrates support for people and wildlife threatened by the climate and ecological crisis. Those least responsible for the crisis are experiencing its worst effects and by switching off we show that we are willing to make a choice to do our fair share and fight for our planet.

This year Earth Hour will take place at 8.30pm local time on Saturday 26th March 2022.

We are Earth Hour Scotland Events Champions

We now have a record four Local Authority Champion awards and two runner-up awards to our name, to recognise our amazing Earth Hour activities across South Ayrshire. We were also WWF's Earth Hour Scotland Events Champion in 2019.

The success of our previous campaigns is down to the phenomenal support we receive from the public, local businesses and South Ayrshire Council employees.

Creative ways to get involved while staying safe!

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

Whether you are sharing inspiring stories and practical tips around climate action on social media, turning your garden into a wildlife haven, reducing your food mileage or swapping your car for your bike, there has never been a better time to take-action for nature.

For inspiration on what you can do visit the WWF website.

Email the Ranger Service to let us know of your creative Earth Hour ideas and plans.

Earth Hour Events  

We are planning a series of events to involve communities and our staff in Earth Hour. These include:

Watch the trailer

Find joining instructions or click on this link to access the online screening on the night.

  •  March 26th: Beach Clean-Up
    Join Ayr Rotary Club and South Ayrshire Coastal Path for beach cleans all over the county. The Rangers will support beach cleans at Blackburn car park, Ayr at 9am and in Ainslie car park, Girvan at 10.30am. Check @South Ayrshire Ranger ServiceFacebook page for more details.
  • March 26th 1-4pm: Earth Hour Jock Tamson's Bairn Fun Day
    Join us at Newton Primary school as we stand for climate justice, celebrate equality, diversity and fairness. We will be offering energy saving tips and advice, bushcraft, outdoor play sessions, bike maintenance and Dr Bike, sewing workshop, gardening tips, storytelling, music, food and much more. View for more informationn.

Keep an eye on this page for updates on events organised by South Ayrshire Council and our community partners. If you are planning an event please get in touch with for more information, advice and support.