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Ayr (Scots Gaelic: Inbhir Àir Mouth o the River Ayr) is a toun an port lyin oan the Firth of Clyde in sooth-wast Scotland. Wi aboot 46,000 fowk, Ayr is the mucklest toun in Ayrshire, an wis a royal burgh syne 1205. Ayr is the centur o govirnment fae Sooth Ayrshire.

Tae the north o Ayr is the toun o Prestwick, famous fae gowf and aeroplanes as hame o Glesgae Prestwick International Airport. Allowa is an aw in the aurrie, kent fae the makar Robert Burns.

In 2002, Ayr wis yin o fower Scottish touns vyin fae ceety status tae mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee, but lost oot tae Stirlin.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

On April 26, 1315, the yinst Scots Pairlament wis held in Ayr by Robert the Bruce at St. John's Tower by the sea. It wis aince kent as 'Inverair/Inverayr' and this uisage is aye kept in the Scottish Gaelic form o the nam Inbhir Air.

Oliver Cromwell buildit a muckle waw aboot the toun, maist o which can aye be seen the day. St John's Tower, in that aurrie, wis aince pairt o a muckle kirk, but it wis demolishit, an th tower is the nou protectit by the "Friends Of Saint Johns Tower" (FROST).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Stirling elevated to city status". BBC News. 2002-03-14. Retrieved 2010-01-01.