East Ayrshire

East Ayrshire

East Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders onto North Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, South Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. With South Ayrshire and the mainland areas of North Ayrshire, it formed the former county of Ayrshire.

The area was formed in 1996, from the former Kilmarnock and Loudoun and Cumnock and Doon Valley districts. Kilmarnock is the largest town in East Ayrshire.

Main Towns

Kilmarnock is the largest town; other small main towns are New Cumnock and Cumnock.


The HQ for East Ayrshire Council is located on London Road Kilmarnock

Twin towns (Kilmarnock)

Towns and villages

Places of interest


Secondary Education

Auchinleck Academy
Kilmarnock Academy
Grange Academy
Loudoun Academy
Cumnock Academy

External links

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