East Ayrshire Council

Key facts

Who runs the council? Total seats Council tax

SNP minority


Band D, £1,188

  • The population of the council area stood at 120,210 in 2009. The authority has about 6,400 full-time posts.
East Ayrshire Council map
  • East Ayrshire Council has a budget of about £330m.
  • In 1996 local government changes saw the district's area combining with that of Cumnock and Doon Valley to form East Ayrshire council.
  • Kilmarnock is the area's biggest town and home to its council headquarters.
  • It has nine multi-member wards, electing a total of 31 councillors.
  • At the end of March, the historic link between Kilmarnock and Johnnie Walker whisky come to an end after 192 years when the last Red Label was bottled at the Ayrshire plant.

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