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Event planning and support

Looking for a great location for your event? We have the answer. 

North Ayrshire is easy to reach from Central Scotland. It's easy to get around when you get here and its dramatic location on the Clyde Estuary is second to none. From beautiful beaches to parks, open spaces and our islands of Arran and Cumbrae - the area has loads of locations to hold an event of any size or nature.

North Ayrshire Council recognises the importance of local events and the positive impact they have in communities.

Local events are largely organised by voluntary management committees. Volunteers deliver; gala days, fetes, shows, festive celebrations and parades. Events encourage participation and help develop a greater community spirit.

We provide advice and guidance on event organisation.

Planning an event?

Our Corporate Communications Team coordinates an inter agency approach to support local events and assist in their success. Event organisers considering staging an event in North Ayrshire should contact us.

Our Community Events Toolkit (PDF, 196kb) provides guidance for completing a Community Event Application, along with advice on organising events.

Complete and return an Event Application Form, attaching a site plan and other relevant information:

Event funding

North Ayrshire Council administers a Community Grants Scheme for voluntary groups.

Local events

Local events, and training courses, are listed on our Events page.

To submit your event to be included on our Events page, please email with the following:

  • title of the event
  • date of the event
  • start and finish times
  • venue
  • information on what the event involves
  • ticket price or free of charge
  • contact information for purchasing tickets, booking places or requesting further information

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