South Ayrshire Council is set to decide on an extra public holiday to mark King Charles’ coronation in May – at the cost of £90,000.

The council’s cabinet will consider the proposal for a public holiday on Monday, May 8. It would also require the council to formally request an additional day for schools to be off, as they have already posted the school holidays for 2022/23.

The actual coronation will take place on Saturday, May 6.

A report to the cabinet states: “The UK government announced that there will be an additional public holiday on Monday 8 May 2023 to mark the King’s Coronation.

“South Ayrshire, like most other councils, has published school holidays for 2023.

“If the additional public holiday is agreed, the service lead – Education Support Services will progress an exceptional closure request from the Scottish Government.

“The cost of the additional public holiday on 8 May 2023 will be approximately £90,500 and will be met from employee cost contingencies held in Miscellaneous Services.”

The coronation will take place eight months since he became King following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

The ceremony will be held at Westminster Abbey and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.