Littlestane Loch

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Littlestane Loch, was situated in the mid-Ayrshire clayland near Stanecastle, Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland. It is nowadays (2011) only visible as an area of permanent water in the Scottish Wildlife Trust Sourlie Nature Reserve. The loch was natural, sitting in a hollow created by glaciation. The loch waters outflow was via the Red Burn that […]

The Portal Leisure Centre

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The new leisure centre will have: a 25m x 6 lane swimming pool, teaching/warm up pool with changing facilities and spectator seating A six court multi-use sports hall for all indoor sports Community facilities Fitness suite and multi-use studios Café The historic Town House Tourist information including local places of interest, heritage trails, festivals and […]

The Carters and Irvine

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Historical background by Neil Stirrat Photo, from 1905/6/7: Capt. Walter Muir (on horse) inviting the Magistrates and Councillors or the Royal Burgh to the Moor to join the Carters in the Races, in the days before there was a Marymass Queen and entourage. Irvine owes its existence to the small piece of land that is […]