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  • Farm for sale

    Patna, Ayrshire KA6

    2

    Smithston Farm is an attractive livestock unit situated in East Ayrshire. • Spacious five bed farmhouse • Recently converted farm cottage (EPC: D) • Steading with a range of traditional and ... read more

    Davidson & Robertson

    Davidson & Robertson

  • Farm for sale

    Patna, Ayrshire KA6

    2

    ***closing date Tuesday 4th September 2018 12NOON*** Shankston and Keirsmill Farms are an attractive livestock unit, in close proximity to livestock markets. • Traditional four bedroom ... read more

    Davidson & Robertson

    Davidson & Robertson

  • Property for sale

    Morrison House, 2 Racecourse View, Ayr KA7

    8 6 5

    Morrison House was constructed around 1880 and is without doubt one of Ayrshire’s very finest and most imposing mansions ever built. Enjoying glorious views over Ayr’s old racecourse and ... read more

    Donald Ross Estate Agents Ltd

    Donald Ross Estate Agents Ltd

  • Country house for sale

    Blairston Mains, Alloway, Ayr KA7

    7 5 5

    Ayrshire Letting and Sales are thrilled to bring to the market this stunning Oak Beamed countryside home, with 7 bedrooms, swimming pool and home cinema. Set in 3 acres of the rolling hills ... read more

    Ayrshire Letting

    Ayrshire Letting

  • Property for sale

    Eglinton Terrace, Skelmorlie PA17

    6 3 3

    Whitesails is a unique and individual villa providing spacious quality family accommodation. With outstanding views, courtyards, sun terraces and private gardens. In addition to the luxury ... read more

    AMAZING RESULTS! Estate Agents

    AMAZING RESULTS! Estate Agents

  • Semi-detached house for sale

    Gleniffer Road, East Renfrewshire G78

    5 4 4

    Entrance hallway Entrance hallway entered via stone doors, traditional solid wood front door leading to entrance hallway which has quality carpeting, light décor, periodic coving and cornice, ... read more

    AB Property Consultants & Estate Agents G69

    AB Property Consultants & ...

  • Farm for sale

    Patna, Ayrshire KA6

    Lot 1: Farmhouse, cottage, steading and 102.09 acres (41.31 ha), or thereby, of arable/silage lands, grazing lands and amenity woodland adjacent to the River Doon. Spacious five bed farmhouse ... read more

    Davidson & Robertson

    Davidson & Robertson

  • Property for sale

    Bellevue Crescent, Ayr KA7

    5 4 3

    Undeniably one of the finest luxury homes available today 'Kensal tower' has been painstakingly designed and specified to an exceptional bespoke standard, a stunning home of superior quality ... read more

    Stonefield Estate Agents

    Stonefield Estate Agents

  • Detached house for sale

    2 Wheatfield Road, Ayr KA7

    4 3 4

    A genuinely outstanding detached sandstone period house packed with Charm, Character and Wonderful Features from a bygone era, showcasing one of Ayr’s very best homes which is centrally ... read more

    Donald Ross Estate Agents Ltd

    Donald Ross Estate Agents Ltd

  • Detached house for sale

    Waterside, Kilmarnock KA3

    6 5 3

    **** home report value £900,000 **** 6 bedroom family farmhouse and equestrian development set within Ayrshire countryside Inside and Outside Riding arena ideal for riding school or ... read more

    Home Connexions

    Home Connexions

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  • Detached house for sale

    Isle Of Arran, Ayrshire KA27

    16 11 2

    Reference - 44524 Description The Lagg Hotel is an extremely well run business that has been run by the current proprietors since 2004. Since purchasing the business from Bruce and Co the ... read more

    Bruce & Company

    Bruce & Company

  • Farm for sale

    Patna, Ayrshire KA6

    2

    ***closing date Tuesday 4th September 2018 12NOON*** Lot 1: Shankston farmhouse, steading and 219.13 acres (88.72 ha) or thereby of ploughable pasture and open woodland grazing. Shankston ... read more

    Davidson & Robertson

    Davidson & Robertson

  • Detached house for sale

    Whiting Bay, Whiting Bay, Isle Of Arran KA27

    11 8 3

    Conveniently positioned on the sea-front in Whiting Bay is this Edwardian detached villa, originally dating from 1904. Internally, the property has been comprehensively re-designed, re-worked ... read more

    McEwan Fraser Legal

    McEwan Fraser Legal

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  • Country house for sale

    Ballantrae, Ayrshire KA26

    9 9 6

    Reference - 45951 Description Cosses Country House is a unique, attractively built family home and business. The main house dating back to 1606 has a cottage feel about it. It underwent a ... read more

    Bruce & Company

    Bruce & Company

  • Detached house for sale

    Drumbarr, By Ayr KA6

    5 5 3

    Drumbarr is without question a very impressive country home offering seclusion and privacy yet is located around one mile from Alloway village. The current owners have spared no expense ... read more

    Donald Ross Estate Agents Ltd

    Donald Ross Estate Agents Ltd

  • Detached house for sale

    Isle Of Arran, Ayrshire KA27

    12 10 4

    Reference - 45444 Description The Lochranza Hotel is an extremely well run business that has been run by the current proprietors since 1984. The property has been well maintained by the ... read more

    Bruce & Company

    Bruce & Company

  • Detached house for sale

    Ardrossan, Ayrshire KA22

    9 6 9

    Reference - 42217 Description Edenmore is a long established Ayrshire Guest House situated in Ardrossan. The property has 10 well presented letting bedrooms along with separate owners ... read more

    Bruce & Company

    Bruce & Company

  • Property for sale

    Ballochmyle Way, Mauchline KA5

    4 5 4

    A beautiful & imposing detached four-bedroom luxury family mansion on a huge double sized plot, presented to the market in first class condition, occupying a commanding & prominent position ... read more

    Donald Ross Estate Agents Ltd

    Donald Ross Estate Agents Ltd

  • Land for sale

    Patna, Ayrshire KA6

    Lot 2: Arable/silage lands and grazing lands extending to 179.58 acres (72.68 ha), or thereby read more

    Davidson & Robertson

    Davidson & Robertson

  • Property for sale

    9 St Meddans Street, Troon KA10

    5

    Bruach Property are delighted to bring to the market this fabulous extended five-bedroom detached sandstone villa, located in one of Troon’s highly sought-after areas. The property is ... read more

    Bruach Property

    Bruach Property

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Living in Ayrshire: The Local Area Guide

Ayrshire is a coastal county in western Scotland made up of North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, and East Ayrshire. In total, it has a population of just over 360,000.

Ayshire's coast, along the Firth of Clyde, is a well-known attraction for hikers and ramblers thanks to its beautiful views and rugged natural formations. The peaceful natural wonderland found today, though, is belied by the county's relatively bloody history, which began with disagreements between the Romans and the native inhabitants of Scotland. This continued with English - and even Viking - invaders over the centuries and Ayrshire has several historical sites to show for it. Foremost of these is Turnberry Castle, which has been suggested was the birthplace of Robert the Bruce.

Ayrshire has always been divided into three - these divisions used to be called 'baileries'. Cunninghame was the northern most, and best suited for agriculture thanks to its fertile and flat land, while Kyle lay contained the mountains in the middle and Carrick, formed of wild hills and pastures, was in the south.

During the 18th and 19th centuries Ayrshire was fairly heavily industrialised, with coal mining and steel making becoming very important to the local economy. Agriculture was also strong, and this remains so today. Other employers include the Johnnie Walker whisky distillery and the aviation industry surrounding Prestwick airport.

Demographics

There have been some fairly famous people either hailing from or living in Ayshire, including famous politicians of the ages, such as Robert the Bruce or the current First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.

Demographically, the age profile of the county is slightly over that of the rest of Scotland. 10% of people are over 75 and nearly 1 in 5 are over 65. Roughly 64% are of working age and 18% are children under the age of 16. There has been a very slow rate of population growth since the turn of the millennium.

Two thirds of households in Ayrshire have less than 3 people, and only 16% contain 4 or more. Joblessness is a little over the average for the rest of the country at greater than 6%, compared with 5.8% for Scotland as a whole, and 5.2% for the rest of Great Britain.

Education

Ayrshire has plenty of schools serving the local families and there is a lot of choice for selective parents. The county town, Ayr, is particularly well served, being the largest town in Ayrshire. It has a pair of nurseries, and fifteen primary schools which then feed into four secondary schools: Kyle Academy, Queen Margaret Academy, Belmont Academy, and Ayr Academy.

Ayr also has four establishments offering further and higher education: the University of the West of Scotland, Scotland's Rural College, Ayrshire College, and the Adult Learning Centre.

Transport

The M77 runs from Glasgow in the north down past Kilmarnock, where it turns into the A77 and continues to Ayr. The total drive time between Ayr and Glasgow is about 50 minutes, and the two roads act as primary arteries.

The county as a whole is easily traversable by car along the A road network. The A70, A71, A76, and A87 are particularly prominent.

For those not fancying travelling by car, rail travel is also good, with links in all major towns. And for trips further afield, Glasgow Prestwick Airport is close by and provides connections to the rest of the UK and into Europe.

Amenities and Shopping

The primary shopping destination in the county is the shopping centre in Ayr. It contains plenty of recognisable high street names, including Topshop, H&M, and Next. As well as this, it has some interesting specialist shops and artisanal outlets, as well as good restaurants.

More serious shoppers will find themselves drawn to Glasgow, which at less than an hour away is well-worth the trip for its variety.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@primelocation.com

p>All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith

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