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Muirkirk, East Ayrshire

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Muirkirk, East Ayrshire

Muirkirk (Eaglais an t-Sléibh in Gaelic) is a small village in East Ayrshire, southwest Scotland. It is located on the north bank of the River Ayr, between Cumnock and Glenbuck on the A70. The Muirkirk & North Lowther Uplands Special Protection Area was set up to protect the populations of breeding hen harrier (Circus cyaneus), golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria), merlin (Falco columbarius), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) and short-eared owl (Asio flammeus).
Post townCUMNOCK
Administrative CountyEast Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS6927
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01290 66xxxx
Population1,865
 

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

Muirkirk, town and par., E. Ayrshire - par., 3029 ac., pop. 5123; town, on river Ayr, 26 miles E. by N. of Ayr, 50 miles SW. of Edinburgh, and 58 miles SE. of Glasgow by rail, pop. 3470; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; abounds in coal, ironstone, and limestone, and is the seat of an extensive iron manufacture.

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