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Earth Hour

Information on Earth Hour and related activities in South Ayrshire.

Earth Hour 2024

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 23rd March 2024.

The Council will join in by turning off the lights of some of our public buildings, monuments and statues such as the Wallace Tower, Stumpy Tower, Burns Statue and Auld Brig.

Earth Hour Events  

We are planning a series of events to involve communities and our staff in Earth Hour. All the activities listed below are FREE of charge. Details of these events will be posted on social media channels. Keep an eye on @SouthAyrshireRangerService on FB for more information.

Events include:


  • Sustainable Fashion film screening: Thursday 21st March - at 7.15pm at Ayr Town Hall

Our first FREE event will see Ayr Film Society screen two films on sustainable fashion: "Fabric of Society", a short film about solutions to keep clothes in use and the main film "Fashion Reimagined". We are excited to listen to the panel discussions, which will be chaired by Dr Lynn Wilson of Glasgow University.


  • Seed Bomb Making Drop in Workshop - Rozelle House Museum and Galleries  - Saturday 16th and 23rd March 2024 - 10am - 4pm and The McKechnie Institute - Saturday 16th and 23rd March 2024 - 11am - 3pm

Ready to get your hands dirty and make a positive impact on the environment?

Join our Seed Bomb Workshop and learn how to create seed bombs - nature's little secret to spreading beauty and biodiversity!


  • Unfurl Your Wings - Green Health Calendar Launch - Saturday 23rd March, Corsehill Gardens, Ayr - 1 till 3pm

Join @Undersky and the Rangers for some wildlife watching, seasonal spotting, natural crafts and games galore as we launch our Green Health Calendar.

The event is FREE, everyone is welcome and we will set up in Corsehill Park walled garden.


  • Wildwood - Saturday 23rd March, Belleisle Park, 6.30 till 8.30pm

Come and join us for our Earth Hour celebration evening event - WILDWOOD!

The event will include live music, fires, music, storytelling, archery, natural crafts and much more.

The event is FREE and will take place in the Ranger's Wildlife Garden located at the back of the Walled Garden (old Pet's Corner).


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 ranger.service@south-ayrshire.gov.uk for more information, advice and support.