Come and discover what Ayrshire and Arran has to offer
Ayrshire and Arran is only 30 minutes away from Glasgow, situated on the west coast of Scotland with a choice of either island, countryside or town life.
Ayrshire and Arran have some of the best schools in Scotland and these range from traditionally built schools to very modern 21st century built schools where children receive very high quality teaching and are encouraged to enjoy success in their learning. Ayrshire schools offer children and young adults a strong voice to become confident and responsible citizens who contribute positively to the life of their schools, their communities and beyond. Private education is also available in Ayrshire. Ayrshire is also home to a few college campuses linked with the University of West of Scotland where further education is of high standards.
Convenient and Scenic Location
Situated on the West Coast of Scotland, Ayrshire and Arran have spectacular views around every corner on our coastal routes and countrysides. We have excellent transport links to and from urban cities such as Glasgow and beyond, these include both rail and bus links as well as ferry services sailing regularly to Isle of Arran and Isle of Cumbrae. Glasgow Prestwick International Airport also provides a range of services and flights to Europe and Ireland.
Spend the day having a picnic in one of our many well maintained parks in Ayrshire or spend the day building sand castles with the kids on the beautiful stretches of beaches along our coastline. Explore Ayrshire's rich historic sites such as Culzean Castle or the Robert Burns museum and exploring hidden treasures such as the Galloway Forest and Lochs. You will never run out of ideas of where to go or places to visit and spend quality time with your family. If you prefer theatre or cinema Ayrshire offers this too.
The Great Outdoors
If you love the outdoors then you will love Ayrshire and Arran. Easy access to parks and open spaces, rivers and exploration of historic castle ruins on your doorstep, there are so much to discover here. Ayrshire also boasts a 148km Ayrshire Coastal Path stretching from the southern Glenapp to the northernmost limits of Ayrshire. If you love the sea and sailing is your hobby then there are a few choices of professional sailing clubs in Ayrshire as well as Scotland's finest Marina in Largs that host many national and international events and races and promotes the sport of sailing.
Bars and Restaurants
Ayrshire is lucky to be home to a wide variety of popular eating establishments, many using local stockists and produce and sourcing ingredients directly from farm to fork. Whether you're looking for five star culinary cuisine or some cosy pub grub, there's something for everyone across Ayrshire and Arran.
By the way, looking for Michelin starred restaurants? Ayrshire 2 Glasgow 0.
Over 20 Golf Courses
Golf South Ayrshire operates courses throughout the region, each boasting its own unique history, challenges and stunning Scottish scenery. Famous worldwide, South Ayrshire's eight public courses alone provide a warm Ayrshire welcome in their friendly family clubhouses where you can relax and sample some of their finest local produce.
Modern Shopping Centres
Treat yourself to something special in one of Ayrshire's top shopping centres, bringing the excitement of city-shopping right to your doorstep. Continued investment in the area has brought with it an increased quality of retail experiences, providing a wide variety of shops to suit all tastes.
You'll never be far from a great day out in Ayrshire. Our local tourist attractions entice visitors from far and wide, with everything from culture and history to music and festivals on offer, there's always something exciting going on in Ayrshire and Arran.
Great Work/Life Balance
With our outstanding seaside location, you can enjoy the proximity to the coast with the benefits of both bustling town and country life throughout Ayrshire. Escape crowded city for a more relaxed life in Ayrshire and Arran.
Other Sports and Leisure
Our three local authorities have exceptionally strong strategies for enabling Ayrshire and Arran residents to participate fully in sports and leisure activities of their choice, and indeed the choice is overwhelming for both outdoor and indoor pursuits – too many to list here but you can even join a cricket club! With multiple venues right across the area offering sessions and club arrangements, the facilities will not just more than satisfy the active GP, but will also cater for your families and friends of all ages. Each local authority is also highly mindful of the need to cater wherever possible for those less able to take part in conventional forms of sports, and their own and specific organisation sites are brimming with ways to get involved.
Assured Professional Surroundings
In choosing where you’ll situate your personal life and work as a GP, the questions for both sides of the equation are completely answered by the Ayrshire and Arran solution. Here is offered an unsurpassed blend of a strong and supportive GP and professional health community determined to help your working career thrive, and a superb social and family lifestyle backdrop with possibilities for both town and country living. Also on offer is a very advantageous local Out of Hours setting. Quality of life? Look no further than what’s right here.