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Current council areas
Ayrshire is a former county in Scotland. In 1975 it was included within the Strathclyde region. In 1996 it was divided into three council areas: East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire.

LGBT history

Actor and comedian John Sessions (1953-2020) was born John Gibbs Marshall in Largs, Ayrshire [1]. Ayrshire LGBT was set up in 2013 as a group for the gay community of Ayrshire.[2]


  1. Obituary page 27 Daily Telegraph 4 Nov 2020. Sessions changed his name because there was another John Marshall in Equity.
  2. http://www.equality-network.org/lgbt-directory/ayrshire-lgbt/