People

John Scott MSP

John Scott MSP is the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Ayr. He won the first ever Scottish Parliament by-election in March 2000 and has held the seat since.

Councillor Bill McIntosh

Councillor Bill McIntosh was first elected as a Councillor for the Troon East ward in May 1999 - a gain from Labour - following a successful career in the banking industry.In 1988, he took early retirement in order to set up his own business – McIntosh Management – which provided business advice for small and medium sized enterprises.He has been active in his local community for a number of years as a member of the Troon Business Association and, prior to his election to South Ayrshire Council in 1999, as a Troon community councillor.

Councillor John Hampton

Councillor John Hampton was first elected onto South Ayrshire Council following the 2007 elections with a historic win in the Ayr North ward - a previous Labour stronghold.John has held several positions on the council such as Youth Champion during his first term. Following his re-election in 2012, John was appointed to serve on several committees including Chairing the Community Services Standing Scrutiny Panel.When he isn't hard at work, John enjoys travelling and sport. He is also a HR and Education Representative on COSLA.

Councillor Mary Kilpatrick

Councillor Mary Kilpatrick was first elected to South Ayrshire Council in the 1999 local elections in the Ayr Masonhill ward - gaining the seat from Labour - and has remained an elected member since.Following her successful re-election campaign in 2012, Mary retained her role of Deputy Provost and currently Chair's the General Purposes Panel and sits on various others.  

Councillor Ann Galbraith

Councillor Ann Galbraith was first elected onto South Ayrshire Council at the 2007 local elections after a career in the newspaper industry. She currently represents the people of Maybole and North Carrick.When Ann has spare time, she enjoys reading, travelling, cookery and listening to music.

Councillor Peter Convery

Councillor Peter Convery was first elected onto South Ayrshire Council at the 1999 elections and represents the Troon ward.Outside of his work at the council, Peter enjoys ornithology, orienteering, prison visiting and also his work with the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.

Councillor Hugh Hunter

Councillor Hugh Hunter was first elected onto South Ayrshire Council at the 1999 local election and represents the Prestwick ward.When he isn't hard at work representing his area, Hugh enjoys golf, watching sports on tv and is an active churchgoer. 

Councillor Margaret Toner

Councillor Margaret Toner was first elected onto South Ayrshire Council at the 1999 local elections and represents the Prestwick ward.When Margaret has spare time from her duties on the council he enjoys listening to music, specifically orchestral music, her local choir and also spending time with her grandchildren.

Councillor Bill Grant

Councillor Bil Grant was first elected at the South Ayrshire Council elections of May 2007 and serves the area of Ayr West.Bill enjoys many leisurely pursuits when not hard at work, including spending time with his family, gardening & D.I.Y., going out for a pint with friends and going out on his motorbike.He is also a member of the Kyle & Carrick Civic Society, the Alloway Rotary, the Ayr Classic Motorcycle Club and the Ayr Building Preservation Trust.

Councillor Robin Reid

Councillor Robin Reid was first elected in 1995 when the new South Ayrshire local authority was established and represents the people of Ayr West.Robin chair's the Conservative Group on the council and outside of his job, he enjoys spending time with family, politics and reading biographies.