North Ayrshire is expanding its webcasting of council meetings, despite low ratings for the reality series.

Since December 2017, NAC has webcast its Full Council meetings, allowing taxpayers to see how decisions are made, with a viewing peak of 175 live viewers for a single meeting and 434 archive viewers.

Webcasting is now set to cover Cabinet meetings, the main decision-making body, as well as North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership’s Integration Joint Board.

Council Leader Joe Cullinane said: “When the Full Council or Cabinet meet, members of the public are welcome to attend although relatively few people come along in person.

“By broadcasting our proceedings online, it makes it easier for people to see what actually happens in the Council Chambers and how decisions are reached.“People no longer have to visit the Council Chambers in person and can view the meeting from the comfort of their own home if they wish.

“It’s important that our proceedings are open, transparent and democratic – creating greater access to our meetings ensures that’s the case.”

The first cabinet meeting episode is to be webcast at 2.30pm on Tuesday, September 24 and the next Full Council on Wednesday, September 25.

You can watch online via the council’s website.

As well as watching meetings live, members of the public can also view archives of meetings.

View proceedings by visiting