Location of historical records
County Council records
The records of Ayr County Council and its
predecessors are held by Ayrshire Archives.
County Constabulary records
Some staffing and operational records of
Ayr County Constabulary are among the records of Strathclyde Police,
held by Glasgow City Archives, but minute books of the Ayrshire
Police Committee and successor committees, 1841-57, and 1888-1930
are held by Ayrshire Archives.
Assessors’ rolls for the County of Ayr (excluding
many burghs until 1930) for the period 1855-1989 are held by the
National Archives of Scotland, and for the period 1892-1989 by Ayrshire
Medical Officer of Health Reports
Annual reports of the Medical Officer of
Health for the County of Ayr are held, for the period 1891-1972,
by the National Archives of Scotland, and, for the period 1950-1972,
by Ayrshire Archives (ATD76/1).
Vehicle Licensing records
The records of Ayr County Vehicle Licensing
Authority are presumed to have been destroyed in the 1970s (for
further details see the Knowledge Base entry on Vehicle Licensing).