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Galston, East Ayrshire

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Galston, East Ayrshire

Galston is a town in East Ayrshire, Scotland which has a population of 5,000. It is situated in wooded countryside 4 miles up-river from Kilmarnock and is one a group of the small towns located in the Irvine Valley between the towns of Hurlford and Newmilns. To the north of the town is the ruin of Loudoun Castle, the site of Loudoun Castle theme park from 1995 to 2010. In 1874 the population was 4,727.
Post townGalston
Administrative CountyEast Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS4936
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01563
Population5,000 (Census 2001)

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

Galston, town and par. with ry. sta., Ayrshire, on river Irvine, 5 miles SE. of Kilmarnock -- par., 15,243 ac., pop. 5961; town, pop. 4085; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; a three-arch bridge across the river connects the town with its suburb in Loudoun par. Galston has mfrs. of muslins and blankets; it is also the centre of an extensive coalfield and of an important agricultural district.

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