About Ayr Renaissance

Ayr is a town which has much going for it, the beach, historic fabric, healthy proportion of independent shops and vibrant arts scene to name just a few. The foundation for a healthy and vibrant town centre exists and Ayr Renaissance will implement projects and strategies along with town stakeholders to achieve this goal.

Ayr, like all towns in Scotland, has faced significant and continuing challenges resulting from the shifting economic and retail environment.

The result of this is a town centre which suffers from increased vacancy rates and a lack of private investment.

Ayr Renaissance LLP was formed by South Ayrshire Council in 2009 tasked with securing regeneration in the social, physical and economic environment of Ayr Town Centre.  Please see the projects section of this website for further information on current work being undertaken.


James Knox


Director of Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation

Douglas Campbell

Board Member

Leader South Ayrshire Council, Councillor for Ayr North

Philip Saxton

Board Memeber

Councillor for Troon

Siobhian Brown

Board Member

Councillor Ayr West

Eileen Howat

Board Memeber

Chief Executive, South Ayrshire Council

Peter Gordon

Board Member

Director, William Grant & Sons

Jeremy Wyatt

Board Memeber

Chief Executive, Ayr Gaiety Partnership

David Smith

Board Member

Managing Director, Ashleigh Scotland Ltd.


David Bell

Managing Director

Patrick Dunne

Project Executive