(Siorrachd Inbhir Àir an Ear
) is one of 32 council areas
. 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
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.
is the largest town; other small main towns are New Cumnock
The HQ for East Ayrshire Council is located on London Road Kilmarnock
Twin towns (Kilmarnock)
Towns and villages
Places of interest