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Moscow, East Ayrshire

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Moscow, East Ayrshire

Moscow is a hamlet in East Ayrshire in Scotland. It is on the A719 road some four miles east of Kilmarnock. The name is thought to be a corruption of 'Moss-hall' or 'Moss-haw' but its spelling was formalised in 1812 to mark Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. A stream called the Volga Burn flows through the village. Locally the land and forest around Cowans Law to the north-west is referred to as 'Little Russia'. As of 2006 its population is reported as 118.
Post townGalston
Administrative CountyEast Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS4840
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01560
Population141 (Census 2001)

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