Ayrshire (South Ayrshire)

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The Energy Landscape

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From gas and coal to wind-power, energy production has an important place in Ayrshire's history. Through the 19th and most of the 20th Century, coal mining was the dominant industry and while all the deep pits are now closed, there is still extensive extraction from open-cast mines. Ayrshire contributes to renewable energy provision in Scotland: Hadyard Hill, to the east of Girvan, was Britain's most powerful windfarm when it was commissioned in 2006.

Features of the area

South Ayrshire Group

South Ayrshire is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary council areas. It borders Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire.

The area was created in 1996, adopting the boundaries of the former district of Kyle and Carrick and maintaining Ayr as administrative centre.

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