Kyle and Carrick

Coordinates: 55°25′34″N 4°36′11″W / 55.426°N 4.603°W / 55.426; -4.603

Kyle and Carrick (Scottish Gaelic: A' Chùil agus a' Charraig) was one of nineteen local government districts in the Strathclyde region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996.[1]

Kyle and Carrick
Kyle and Carrick.svg
Kyle and Carrick District within Scotland
 • Created1975
 • Abolished1996
 • Succeeded bySouth Ayrshire
GovernmentKyle and Carrick District Council


The district was formed by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 from part of the former county of Ayrshire, namely:[1]

The district council's headquarters were in Ayr,[1] where they established offices in Burns House in Burns Statue Square[2] with a satellite office in a two storey, 19th century villa at 30 Miller Road.[3]

The district bordered districts of Cunninghame, Kilmarnock & Loudoun and Cumnock and Doon Valley Districts of Strathclyde to its north and east as well as Stewartry and Wigtown Districts in Dumfries & Galloway.[1]

In 1974 Alistair Irving Haughan was appointed Chief Architect of Kyle & Carrick District Council, holding the post until he retired in December 1990. While Haughan was in post the work the Council undertook on the restoration of Tam o' Shanter's bridge, the Brig O' Doon in Alloway won a Stone Federation Award.[4]

The district was abolished in 1996 by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 which replaced regions and districts with unitary council areas. South Ayrshire council area was formed with identical boundaries to Kyle and Carrick District with the transfer of the Dalmellington district to the newly established East Ayrshire council area.[5]

Electoral historyEdit

The control of the council when it was dissolved after 1992 when the Conservatives were the administration.[6]

Election Control Administration
1974 Conservative Conservative
1977 Conservative Conservative
1980 Labour Labour
1984 Conservative Conservative
1988 Labour Labour
1992 Conservative Conservative

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Kyle and Carrick". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  2. ^ "No. 20188". The Edinburgh Gazette. 18 November 1977. p. 1269.
  3. ^ "Ayr, 30 Miller Road, Kyle And Carrick District Council Offices". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Alistair Irving Haughan". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  5. ^ "South Ayrshire Council". The Southern Uplands Partnership. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  6. ^ J.M. Bochel; D.T. Denver (1992). "Scottish District Elections 1992" (PDF). University of Dundee. Retrieved 8 March 2020.