You are invited to the Kirkin' o' the Council

 05 June 2017  |  

South Ayrshire's Kirkin' o' the Council takes place on Sunday 11 June. This is your chance to witness a ceremony steeped in tradition and to be part of an occasion which sees Elected Members commit to serving the people of South Ayrshire.

The Kirkin' which will take place at the Auld Kirk in Ayr at 11:00am will be led by the Reverend David Gemmell assisted by the Reverend Jane Ross, Reverend Mark Bentham and Reverend William Corbett in recognition of the different faiths in South Ayrshire. Community representatives from across South Ayrshire have also been invited to attend. 

Near the end of the hour long service, Provost Moonie will add her name to the list of Provosts which dates back to 1847. The list is contained within the pages of an ancient Bible and although the reason for this is lost in the mists of time, the act reflects the long association and partnership that exists between the Church and the Council. 

Following the ceremony, a procession of invited guests will make their way through Ayr Town Centre to the County Buildings where a civic reception will take place.

Eileen Howat, Chief Executive of South Ayrshire Council said: "The Kirkin' o' the Council is a special event full of historic significance. At the very first Kirkin' of this Council in 1996, a commitment was made to serve the people of South Ayrshire and this is being reaffirmed on Sunday.

"Everyone is welcome to come along and take part in the service."