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Darvel, East Ayrshire

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Darvel, East Ayrshire

Darvel or Dervel is a small town in East Ayrshire, Scotland. It is at the eastern end of the Irvine Valley and is sometimes referred to as "The Lang Toon" (English: the Long Town). The town's Latin motto, Non sibi sed cunctis, means "Not for ourselves, but for others".
Post townDARVEL
Administrative CountyEast Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS5637
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01560
Populationest. 3,620 (2006)

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


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

Darvel (or Derval), police burgh, 9 miles E. of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, pop. 1701; P.O., 1 Bank; has handloom weaving and mfrs. of muslin.

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