Category Archives: SAC

Christmas Eve Family Fun Day – Citadel 11am – 2pm

Our colleagues in Sport and Leisure have organised a family fun day at the Citadel on the 24th December.

“Join us at the Citadel Leisure Centre on Christmas Eve for some FREE festive fun for all the family. Activities include inflatable fun in the swimming pools, bouncy castles, arts and crafts and a Santa treasure hunt!”

The Days Festivities!

11:00 – 12:00 – Inflatable Fun Run (Main Pool)

11:00 – 12:00 Fun & Floats (Diving Pool)

12:30 – 14:00 Inflatable Slide (Diving Pool)

12:45 – 13:45 Family Float Fit (Main Pool)

12:45 – 14:00 General Swimming (Main Pool)

11:00 – 14:00 Arts & Crafts (Main Hall)

11:00 -14:00 Bouncy Castles & Soft Play (Main Hall)

11:00-14:00 Santa Treasure Hunt – with prizes!

Will also be providing free refreshments on the day. First come, first served, as stocks are limited!




Ayr Your Views – Ayr Town Centre Consultation

Local people are set to have their say on exciting proposals that will help transform Ayr town centre for many years to come.

The Council want the public to have their say on ideas which include high-quality and attractive public spaces, a new town centre leisure facility and redressing the residential/retail balance on the High Street.

The Council is holding two consultation events in Ayr Town Hall on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 November between 2:00pm and 7:30pm.

The proposals on show will complement the consultation work which has taken place so far and people will be able to discuss their views with Council Officers and have their say.

As well as the consultation events, there is a short online survey available at  The deadline to complete the online survey is Friday 14 December at 5pm.

Information gathered from the consultation events and the online survey will be used to inform the decision making process. The intention would be to hold further consultation events in the future providing more detail on agreed projects including designs, costs and timescales.


South Ayrshire ASN Parents Forum

In South Ayrshire we want to establish a group of parents and practitioners who would like to be involved in how we can get it right together for our children and young people with additional support needs.

The group may assist us to look at a number of areas including:

  • Ways in which we can provide support
  • The circulation of information to all
  • Gathering the views of children and parents/carers
  • Identifying support that really matters for the children and families
  • Assist with topics and ideas for our ASN Parents Forum

If you would like to be involved in this please mail

We are planning an ASN Parents Forum for the evening of Wednesday 10th October at Ayr Academy.  It is our intention to have some valuable and useful information available to parents and carers on the night.  We will update the Council’s website with the details as soon as they are available.

School Closure – Thursday 1st March

In light of the weather warnings and the advice from Scottish Government of major disruption to travel arrangements a decision has been taken to close all South Ayrshire schools tomorrow. The Council’s communications team will also put information out using social media and the local radio.
We anticipate that schools will re-open as normal on Friday but please check the school and council websites and SAC social media for any updates.
As we were planning to celebrate World Book Day tomorrow – we will have our ‘dress as a book character’ and various events on Friday.


Consultation on the South Ayrshire Children’s Service Plan

a-south-ayrshire-councilSouth Ayrshire Council are keen to hear the views on what’s important for children and families to help us to develop South Ayrshire’s Children’s Service Plan. This will help support joint working to enable children in South Ayrshire to be safe, healthy, achieve, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included.

Services have been working together to identify what they see as the main priorities to focus on and we would like parents and carers to have their say by visiting

Please note the consultation will only take place between the 13th and 22nd February 2017.

To request the survey in another format contact the Council on 0300 123 0900

South Ayrshire – the best place to grow, learn and play.

The Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first Play Strategy in June 2013 which articulates the critical importance of play as well as an obligation to protect children’s ability to play.

South Ayrshire Council is seeking your views on:

*  Where children play
*  Outdoor Play
*  Who children play with
*  Play sessions available
*  How often children play

We welcome your comments on the above to help shape a Play Strategy for Early Learning and Childcare across South Ayrshire.

Please find below a parent/carers survey monkey questionnaire:

Closing date is the 19th December.