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Skyline o Irvine on the baunks o the River Irvin in Irvin Town Centre
Irvin is located in North Ayrshire
Location within North Ayrshire
Population33,698 [1]
OS grid referenceNS325395
• Edinburgh77.7 mi
• Lunnon430.9 mi
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounIRVINE
Postcode destrictKA11 - KA12
Diallin code01294
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
55°37′12″N 4°39′41″W / 55.6201°N 04.6614°W / 55.6201; -04.6614Coordinates: 55°37′12″N 4°39′41″W / 55.6201°N 04.6614°W / 55.6201; -04.6614

Irvine or Irvin (Scots Gaelic: Irbhinn) is a new toun on the coast o the Firth o Clyde in North Ayrshire, Scotland. In 2007 the toun wis hame ti 39,527 fowk, makin it the mukkilest toun in North Ayrshire.

Irvin wis the steid o Scotland's 12t centurie Militar Caipital and umwhyl heidsteid o the Laird Hie Shirra o Scotland, Hugh de Morville. It wis the heidtoun o Cunninhame destrict an aw.

The toun wis yinst a haunt o Robert Burns, eftir that twa streets in the toun bes named: Burns Street and Burns Crescent. He is kent ti hae wrocht in a flax mill on the Glesga Vennel. In maugre o bein braundit a new toun, Irvin haes haed a lang historie streikin back monie centuries an wis braundit a Ryal Burgh. Forby, thar is whimpers that Mary, Queen o Scots bade brieflie at Seagate Castle. Til this day thar is yit a yeirlie blythtyd, caw'd Marymass, held in the toun.

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  1. "Irvine Area Profile - 2011 Census". Scotland's Census. Retrieved 5 October 2015.