Explore Ayrshire and Arran

The Ayrshire Coastal Towns are located on the shores of the Firth of Clyde set within some of Scotland’s most green and fertile landscapes.

Ayrshire is probably best known for Rabbie (Robert) Burns, Scotland’s National Bard, who is celebrated at the end of January, across Scotland and the World with Burns Suppers. Ayrshire is where he spent much of his life and has many places you can see to celebrate this wonderful man.

Ayrshire became part of the kingdom of Scotland during the 11th century. In 1263, the Scots successfully drove off of the Norwegian leidang-army in a skirmish known as the Battle of Largs.

Ayrshire’s principal towns include Ayr, Kilmarnock and Irvine. The town of Troon on the coast has hosted the British Open Golf Championship twice in the last seven years and eight times in total.