Public pride in council as flag plans supported
Equality vote gets thumbs up on streets
The news that council chiefs are to fly a sexual equality flag above County Buildings has been welcomed by voters this week.
The pride colours will be raised to mark LGBTI History Month in February.
South Ayrshire councillors have also agreed to fly the flag for a full month every year as part of the landmark agreement recognising “diversity for all”.
We took to the streets in the aftermath of the decision to ask what people thought.
Prestwick student Lucille Lennie, 18, said: “I’m glad to see it happening.
“At Ayr College we have an LGBT group and it’s a subject that people are far more open about these days.
“If anyone has a problem with this I think they probably need to grow up.”
Photographer Alan Graham, 59, of Ayr, said: “I think it’s great to see.
“We live in an open society and pride ourselves on having a transparent culture.
“This represents equality for all and should quite rightly be part of every day life.”
Former Ayrshire Post compositor, Kenny Maxwell, 59, of Ayr, said: “It’s a very positive step.
“The SNP should be applauded for bringing this forward.”
Menswear salesman John Allan, 29, of Ayr, added: “I can’t see why anyone would get upset about it in this day and age.
“The council could be criticised for many things but this isn’t one of them.”
The SNP should be applauded for bringing this forward Kenny Maxwell
John Allan Can’t see any problem
Lucille Lennie Glad to see positive move
Alan Graham Open and transparent culture
Kenny Maxwell Applause for SNP motion