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Council Spend Over £94k on New Festive Switch On Lighting for South Ayrshire Towns

South Ayrshire towns and villages will be shining a little brighter this festive as the council spends over £94k from the Council’s Christmas Lighting Fund on new festive lights.

The streets of Troon, Dundonald, Ayr, Maybole, Girvan, Loans, Minishant, Tarbolton, Dailly and Coylton will be illuminated following their successful bids to the lighting fund.


Over £94,000 has been spent on some spectacular new lighting across South Ayrshire, making this year’s switch-on events a must-see. 


New lighting will be celebrated at the big switch-on events which can be seen at:


  • Ayr (Sunday 17 November at 5:00pm)

  • Troon (Sunday 17 Nov at 4:00pm)

  • Prestwick (Sunday 24 November at 5:00pm)

  • Maybole (Friday 29 November - time to be confirmed within the community) 

  • Dundonald (Sunday 1 December - time to be confirmed within the community)

  • Girvan (Sunday 1 December at 2:00pm til 5:00pm).


(Some communities are also making arrangements to hold their own switch-on events.)


The good news doesn’t stop there. With a £60,000 fund now available each year, community groups are being encouraged to submit bids to light up their streets for the first time or replace their existing light displays. 


Ballantrae, Annbank, Kirkmichael, Dundonald, Troon and Coylton have already expressed interest in bidding for the Christmas Light Fund for 2020/21.


Mark Baker, Service Lead - Corporate Planning and Improvement for South Ayrshire Council said, “Having festive lighting in place lifts spirits and can transform our villages and towns. Through this fund, we’re ensuring all of our communities have the opportunity to dazzle.


“There will be some amazing lighting in place across South Ayrshire, thanks to the Council and community groups who have worked so hard to make this time of year even more special.


“I’d encourage anyone who is thinking of bidding to help transform their streets next Christmas to get in touch.”


For more information, visit www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/grants/

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