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Community events

If you're planning  a community event our events team will work with you to put the information you need on our events happening in East Ayrshire page.

Our Town Centre Regeneration Team is always on hand to support and give guidance to community groups wishing to run an event, they can help with extra promotion on social media pages or by connecting you to other Council services or community groups for practical help.

Love Eat Shop Enjoy Local

Shop local is a message which most people understand and we’re all familiar with the benefits of using our local high streets and supporting independent traders and local companies, keeping money circulating, access to goods, jobs and opportunities within our own communities.  

Throughout the year we work with our partners to run and attend Information and networking events to support local businesses, giving everyone opportunities to network, share information, navigate challenges and influence decision making.

Working closely with partners such as the Kilmarnock Business Association, Cumnock Business Association, Kilmarnock Football Club and Invest East Ayrshire, our campaigns have included:

  • town centre banners highlighting local retailers
  • ShopAppy - a virtual high street to give traders a free, busy online platform with fellow local traders
  • East Ayrshire Gift Card, locking spending into the local economy with innovative uses, including various competitions to win an East Ayrshire Gift Card
  • short online 'byte sized' training sessions to support our local businesses

Contact Information


Community Led Regeneration Team
Council Headquarters
London Road
Telephone: 01563 576075