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Skelmorlie, North Ayrshire

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Skelmorlie, North Ayrshire

Skelmorlie is a village in North Ayrshire, Scotland. Although it is the northernmost settlement in the council area of North Ayrshire it is contiguous with Wemyss Bay, which is in Inverclyde. The dividing line is the Kelly Burn, which flows into the Firth of Clyde just south of the Rothesay ferry terminal. Despite their proximity, the two villages have historically been divided, Skelmorlie in Ayrshire and Wemyss Bay in Renfrewshire.
Administrative CountyNorth Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS1967
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01475

Skelmorlie, North Ayrshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Skelmorlie, coast vil., Largs par., Ayrshire, and quoad sacra par., partly also in Inverkip par., Renfrewshire - quoad sacra par., pop. 1264; vil., on Firth of Clyde, 1½ mile S. of Wemyss Bay ry. sta., pop. 757; P.O., T.O.; is a watering-place, and has a hydropathic establishment; Skelmorlie Castle, seat, is in vicinity.

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