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Newmilns, East Ayrshire

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Newmilns, East Ayrshire

Newmilns and Greenholm is a small burgh in East Ayrshire, Scotland. It has a population of 3,057 people (2001 census) and lies on the A71, around seven miles east of Kilmarnock and twenty-five miles southwest of Glasgow. It is situated in a valley through which the River Irvine runs and alongside its neighbouring towns of Darvel and Galston, forms an area known as the Upper Irvine Valley (locally referred to as The Valley).
Post townNewmilns
Administrative CountyEast Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS5237
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01560
Population3,057 (Census 2001)

Other names by which Newmilns, East Ayrshire has been known in the past

Newmilns and Greenholm

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

Newmilns (and Greenholm), town with ry. sta., Loudoun par., Ayrshire, on river Irvine, 7½ miles E. of Kilmarnock, pop. (including 741 in Greenholm, on the opposite side of the river, in Galston par.) 2860; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; has beautiful environs. Muslin weaving is the staple industry. Newmilns was made a burgh of barony by royal charter in 1490, and it is now a police burgh.

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