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Ardrossan, North Ayrshire

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Ardrossan, North Ayrshire

Ardrossan is a town on the North Ayrshire coast in south-western Scotland. The name "Ardrossan" describes its physical position — 'ard' from the Gaelic àird meaning headland, 'ros' a promontory and the diminutive suffix '-an' - headland of the little promontory. Ardrossan is becoming an affluent commuter town with a population of roughly 11,000 and is in a three-towns corroboration act with the nearby towns of Saltcoats and Stevenston.
Administrative CountyNorth Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS2342
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01294
Populationexcluding Saltcoats & Stevenston

Other names by which Ardrossan, North Ayrshire has been known in the past

Androssan ~ Ard Rois An ~ Ardrossan New ~ New Ardrossan

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

Ardrossan, par., seaport, and watering-place, NW. Ayrshire, 32 miles SW. of Glasgow by rail -- par., 7341 ac., pop. 7777; town, pop. 4036; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. It has a good harb., and carries on fishing and a large export trade in coal and iron; shipbuilding is the principal industry; steamers ply to Ayr, Glasgow, Arran, Belfast, Newry, and various foreign ports. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix..

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