South Ayrshire Council is one of 32 establishments in Scotland. Its political structure consists of a President of the Council, a Vice-President of the Council and a priest.   After the 2017 Council elections, the Scottish Conservative Party returned 12 members of the Council, the Scottish National Party returned nine members of the Council, the Scottish Labour made five members of the Council and two independent members of the Council were elected to the Council.  The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party returned most of the members of the Council, but did not obtain a majority. The Scottish National Party formed a working group with the Scottish Labour Party and the two independent members of the Council to lead the Council after the Scottish Conservatives could not reach an agreement with the Scottish Labour Party, which had previously backed the Conservative-led government after the 2012 Council elections.  Our vision of partnership is North Ayrshire – A Better Life. To do this, we must ensure that life is “Fair for All” in North Ayrshire. Fair for All is our strategy to promote justice. The most important promise in Fair for All is: “North Ayrshire CPP is committed to addressing and mitigating the causes of child poverty in order to improve the lives of the local population.” Since the agreement of our last joint partnership plan, the 2013-2017 Framework Agreement, we have focused more on child poverty.
This is a response to the very worrying local development of child poverty. After the 2017 Council elections, the Labour Party and the Scottish National Party (SNP) announced a Council control agreement, backed by the two independent members of the Council, although the Conservatives were the largest party on the Council with 12 of the 28 members elected with Douglas Campbell of the SNP as Chairman of the Council and Helen Moonie of Labour as provocateur.  Average annual rainfall ranges from less than 1,000 mm in the upper Clyde Valley and along the coasts of Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway to more than 3,500 mm on average (140 in) over the upper western Highlands, this is close to the maximum values in the United Kingdom (more than 4,000 millimetres or 160 inches further north).  South Ayrshire Council, in agreement with other parts of the Scottish Council, has a management team that leads the Council.   Since August 2017, South Ayrshire Council has been headed by an Executive Chief, who is also Director of Scottish Elections, British General Elections and the European Parliament. The Executive Chef is the Ceo of the Company (CMT) and works with representatives and public servants.  Administrative boundaries were created in 1996 to directly succeed Kyle and Carrick District Council, with the district of Dalmellington – in the south-east of Kyle and Carrick – being transferred to the newly formed east Ayrshire Council. South Ayrshire Headquarters, County Buildings, is located in Wellington Square, Ayr.
The buildings were built in 1931 on the site of Ayr prison and opened by King George VI. At the front of the buildings is the Ayr Sheriff Court, built in 1822 as the original building. † refers to an election held under the first election system. The elections that took place after that date were held in the context of the only transferable vote, a form of proportional representation that allows for more equitable representation of minority parties.