A by-election is set to take place in a South Ayrshire Council ward.

Ward 8 (Girvan and South Carrick) will hold the election next month after incumbent councillor Peter Henderson decided to retire at the end of June 2023 due to ill-health.

Mr Henderson was formerly the leader of South Ayrshire Council, before the Conservatives took control in last year's election. 

And South Ayrshire Council confirmed the by-election date on its website.

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A statement said: "Local Government by-election will take place in Ward 8 (Girvan and South Carrick) on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

"If you're considering standing as a candidate, you'll find a range of useful information on this page.  Nominations will open at 10am on Friday, August 11 and will close at 4pm on Monday, August 21, 2023.

"Nomination packs can be collected from County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR or downloaded here."