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Ayr (Inbhir Àir, "Mouth of the River Ayr") is a large town and former Royal Burgh on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland. [1]

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A History of Scotland

Presented by Neil Oliver, A History of Scotland is a television series first broadcast in November 2008 on BBC One Scotland and later shown UK-wide on BBC Two during January 2009. The second series began on BBC One Scotland in early November 2009, with transmission at a later point on network BBC Two. In Australia, series one aired on SBS One Sundays at 7:30pm from 6 December 2009 to 3 January 2010. Series two commenced on 24 October 2010 running until 21 November 2010. Along with the series, BBC Scotland planned a range of radio programs, a new website, an interactive game, and concerts. The Open University, in collaboration with the BBC, also created a series of audio walks around historic locations in Scotland, with narration from Oliver.

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A roads in Zone 7 of the Great Britain numbering scheme

The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain A726 in East Kilbride List of A roads in the zone 7 in Great Britain starting north of the Solway Firth/Eden Estuary, west of the A7 and south of the A8 (roads beginning with 7).

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A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain

A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain is an account of his travels by English author Daniel Defoe, first published in three volumes between 1724 and 1727.

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A70 road

The A70 road is a major road in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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A77 road

The A77 road is a major road in Scotland.

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Abdalqadir as-Sufi

Abdalqadir as-Sufi (born Ian Dallas in Ayr, Scotland in 1930) is a Shaykh of Instruction, leader of the Darqawi-Shadhili-Qadiri Tariqa, founder of the Murabitun World Movement and author of numerous books on Islam, Sufism and political theory.

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Abellio ScotRail

Abellio ScotRail, (Rèile na h-Alba), operating services under the name ScotRail, is the national train operating company of Scotland.

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Acts of Union 1707

The Acts of Union were two Acts of Parliament: the Union with Scotland Act 1706 passed by the Parliament of England, and the Union with England Act passed in 1707 by the Parliament of Scotland.

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Alan McInally

Alan Bruce McInally (born 10 February 1963) is a Scottish former professional footballer, who played for Ayr United, Celtic, Aston Villa, Bayern Munich and Kilmarnock.

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Alan Reid (politician)

Alan Reid (born 7 August 1954 in Ayr) is a Scottish politician.

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Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton

Alexander Seton Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton (1660 – 18 February 1729) was a Scottish peer.

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Alloway

Alloway (Gaelic Allmhaigh, pronounced) is a conservation village that is now a suburb of Ayr.

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Apoliticism

Apoliticism is apathy or antipathy towards all political affiliations.

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Ardrossan

Ardrossan (Gaelic: Àird Rosain, "headland of the small promontory") is a town on the North Ayrshire coast in south-western Scotland.

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Ards Peninsula

The Ards Peninsula is a peninsula in County Down, Northern Ireland, that separates Strangford Lough from the North Channel of the Irish Sea on the north-east coast of Ireland.

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Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

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Auchincruive Waggonway

The Auchincruive Waggonway or Whitletts Waggonway was a mineral railway or 'Bogey line' that transported mainly coal, eventually running from the north side of Ayr harbour at Newton to Blackhouse, Whitletts, Dalmilling, Gibbsyard, Auchincruive Holm, Annbank and Enterkine.

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Auchinleck

Auchinleck (Affleck /; Achadh nan Leac) is a village five miles south-east of Mauchline, and two miles north-west of Cumnock in East Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Ayr

Ayr (Inbhir Àir, "Mouth of the River Ayr") is a large town and former Royal Burgh on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland.

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Ayr (original) railway station

Ayr railway station was a railway station serving the town of Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Ayr (Scottish Parliament constituency)

Ayr is a burgh constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood) which elects one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) via the plurality (first past the post) electoral system.

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Ayr (UK Parliament constituency)

Ayr was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1950 to 2005.

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Ayr Academy

Ayr Academy is a non-denominational secondary school situated currently within the Cragie Estate area at University Avenue in Ayr, South Ayrshire.

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Ayr Advertiser

The Ayr Advertiser is a weekly Scottish local newspaper, serving the community of South Ayrshire with local news, issues and sports coverage.

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Ayr Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)

Ayr Burghs was a district of burghs constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1800 and of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1950.

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Ayr by-election, 2000

The Ayr by-election on 16 March 2000 was the first by-election for the Scottish Parliament that had been established the year previously.

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Ayr Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of Saint Margaret, also known as Ayr Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Ayr, Scotland.

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Ayr College

Ayr College was a college in the Royal Burgh of Ayr, Scotland, situated on the banks of the River Ayr, Dam Park.

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Ayr F.C.

Ayr Football Club was a Scottish Football League club from Ayr, Scotland.

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Ayr Parkhouse F.C.

Ayr Parkhouse Football Club were a football club from the town of Ayr in Scotland.

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Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse at Whitletts Road, Ayr, Scotland,British Racing and Racecourses by Marion Rose Halpenny – Page 71 was opened in 1907.

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Ayr railway station

Ayr railway station serves the town of Ayr in South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Ayr RFC

Ayr Rugby Football Club is a rugby union side, currently playing in the Scottish Premiership.

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Ayr Scottish Eagles

The Ayr Scottish Eagles were a professional Scottish ice hockey club, from Ayr, Scotland.

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Ayr United F.C.

Ayr United Football Club are a football club in Ayr, Scotland, that plays in the Scottish Championship, the second tier of the Scottish Professional Football League.

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Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (UK Parliament constituency)

Ayr, Carrick, and Cumnock is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Ayrshire

Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir) is an historic county and registration county in south-west Scotland, located on the shores of the Firth of Clyde.

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Ayrshire and Arran

Ayrshire and Arran is a lieutenancy area of Scotland.

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Ayrshire College

Ayrshire College (Scottish Gaelic: Colaiste Siorrachd Àir) is a further education institution in Scotland.

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Ayrshire Post

The Ayrshire Post is a weekly Scottish local newspaper serving the communities of South Ayrshire and parts of East Ayrshire with local news, issues and sports coverage.

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Ayrshire Tornadoes

The Ayrshire Tornadoes are a basketball team based across Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Baptist Union of Scotland

The Baptist Union of Scotland is the main association of Baptist churches in Scotland.

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Battle of Passchendaele

The Battle of Passchendaele (Flandernschlacht, Deuxième Bataille des Flandres), also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was a campaign of the First World War, fought by the Allies against the German Empire.

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Battle of Sark

The Battle of Sark, alternatively called the Battle of Lochmaben Stone, was fought between England and Scotland in October 1448.

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Belfast

Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.

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Belfast Central railway station

Belfast Central is a railway station serving the city of Belfast in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Belfast Great Victoria Street railway station

Belfast Great Victoria Street is a major railway station serving the city centre of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Belfast Harbour

Belfast Harbour is a major maritime hub in Northern Ireland, handling 67% of Northern Ireland’s seaborne trade and about 25% of the maritime trade of the entire island of Ireland.

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Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian are a Scottish band formed in Glasgow in January 1996.

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Belmont Academy

Belmont Academy (Àrd-sgoil Bhelmont) is the largest secondary school in Ayr and the 6th largest in Scotland.

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Belmont, Ayr

Belmont is an area within the south of the town of Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland, UK.

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Bible

The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans.

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Bill Grant (politician)

William Grant (born 14 August 1951) is a Scottish Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock UK Parliamentary constituency since June 2017.

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Brian Whittle

Brian Ian Whittle (born 26 April 1964) is a British politician and former athlete.

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British Armed Forces

The British Armed Forces, also known as Her/His Majesty's Armed Forces, are the military services responsible for the defence of the United Kingdom, its overseas territories and the Crown dependencies.

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British Empire

The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom and its predecessor states.

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British Isles

The British Isles are a group of islands off the north-western coast of continental Europe that consist of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and over six thousand smaller isles.

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Burns Statue Square drill hall, Ayr

The Burns Statue Square drill hall is a military installation in Ayr.

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Butlin's Ayr

Butlin's Ayr was a holiday camp located near Ayr in South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Butlins

Butlins (also Butlin's) is a chain of large holiday camps in the United Kingdom.

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Cairnryan

Cairnryan (The Cairn; Machair an Sgithich) is a small village in Dumfries and Galloway, previously Wigtownshire, Scotland.

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Cambusdoon

Cambusdoon was a cricket ground in Ayr, Scotland.

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Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley (UK Parliament constituency)

Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley was a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 until 2005.

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Carrick, Scotland

Carrick (A' Charraig) is a former comital district of Scotland which today forms part of South Ayrshire.

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Carrickfergus railway station

Carrickfergus railway station serves the centre of Carrickfergus in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Castle Douglas

Castle Douglas (Caisteal Dhùghlais) is a town in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Central Ayrshire (UK Parliament constituency)

Central Ayrshire is a constituency of the British House of Commons, located in the south-west of Scotland within the North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire council areas.

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Centrum Arena (Prestwick)

The Centrum Arena was a 2,733 seat ice arena in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland that opened on 25 August 1996.

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Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland (The Scots Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba), known informally by its Scots language name, the Kirk, is the national church of Scotland.

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Churchill Barracks

Churchill Barracks was a military installation in Ayr, Scotland.

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Citadel

A citadel is the core fortified area of a town or city.

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Clan Kennedy

Clan Kennedy is a Scottish clan of the Scottish Lowlands.

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Claudia Beamish

Claudia Hamilton Beamish (born 9 August 1952) is a Scottish Labour and Co-operative Party Member of the Scottish Parliament, representing the South of Scotland region since she was elected on 5 May 2011.

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Coast

A coastline or a seashore is the area where land meets the sea or ocean, or a line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake.

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Coat of arms

A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e., shield), surcoat, or tabard.

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Colin Smyth

Colin Smyth MSP is a Scottish Labour Party politician who has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the South Scotland region since the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Convention of Royal Burghs

The Convention of Royal Burghs, more fully termed the Convention of the Royal Burghs of Scotland, was a representative assembly which protected the privileges and pursued the interests of Scotland’s principal trading towns, the royal burghs, from the middle of the 16th century to the second half of the 20th century.

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Councillor

A Councillor is a member of a local government council.

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Coylton

Coylton (Culton) is a village and civil parish in South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Craig Burley

Craig William Burley (born 24 September 1971) is a television pundit and Scottish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1989 until 2004.

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Craigie Waggonway

The Craigie Waggonway was a short lived mineral railway or 'Bogey line' of just over a mile in length that transported coal from five or more coal pits on the Craigie Estate to Ayr where it was either used locally or was taken to the harbour in carts for export, mainly to Ireland.

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Cricket

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).

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Cumnock

Cumnock (Cumnag in Gaelic) is a town in East Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Dalmellington

Dalmellington (Dawmellinton, Dail M'Fhaolain) is a market town and civil parish in Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe (13 September 1660 - 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy.

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David Murray (Scottish businessman)

Sir David Edward Murray (born 14 October 1951) is a Scottish entrepreneur, businessman and former owner and chairman of Rangers Football Club.

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Debenhams

Debenhams plc is a British multinational retailer operating under a department store format in the United Kingdom and Ireland with franchise stores in other countries. The company was founded in the eighteenth century as a single store in London and has now grown to 178 locations across the UK, Ireland and Denmark. It sells a range of clothing, household items and furniture and has been known since 1993 for its 'Designers at Debenhams' brand range. Headquartered in Regent's Place in the London Borough of Camden, Debenhams is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company owns the Danish department store chain, Magasin du Nord, and has a subsidiary in Ireland.

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Derwent Park

The Zebra Claims Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Workington, England situated beside the Cumbrian River Derwent.

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Doonfoot

Doonfoot is a suburb in the south-west of Ayr, South Ayrshire.

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Drew McIntyre

Andrew McLean Galloway IV (born 6 June 1985) is a Scottish professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Drew McIntyre.

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Dunure

Dunure (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Iùbhair, meaning Yew Hill) is a small village in the South Ayrshire area of Scotland about from Ayr, Scotland.

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Earl of Eglinton

Earl of Eglinton is a title in the Peerage of Scotland.

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Early modern period

The early modern period of modern history follows the late Middle Ages of the post-classical era.

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East Ayrshire

East Ayrshire (Aest Ayrshire, Siorrachd Àir an Ear) is one of thirty-two council areas of Scotland.

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.

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Edinburgh Waverley railway station

Edinburgh Waverley railway station (also known simply as Waverley) is the principal station serving Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.

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Electoral district

An electoral district, (election) precinct, election district, or legislative district, called a voting district by the US Census (also known as a constituency, riding, ward, division, electoral area, or electorate) is a territorial subdivision for electing members to a legislative body.

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Emma Harper

Emma Harper is a Scottish politician who is a Scottish National Party (SNP) MSP for the South Scotland region, elected at the Scottish Parliament election, 2016.

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Esplanade

An esplanade or promenade is a long, open, level area, usually next to a river or large body of water, where people may walk.

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Evangelicalism

Evangelicalism, evangelical Christianity, or evangelical Protestantism, is a worldwide, crossdenominational movement within Protestant Christianity which maintains the belief that the essence of the Gospel consists of the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atonement.

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Firth of Clyde

The Firth of Clyde is an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off the southwest coast of Scotland, named for the River Clyde which empties into it.

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Flat racing

Flat racing is a form of horse racing which is run on a level racecourse.

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Fog

Fog is a visible aerosol consisting of minute water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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Free Church of Scotland (since 1900)

The Free Church of Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: An Eaglais Shaor) is an Evangelical and Reformed Presbyterian denomination in Scotland.

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Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

The Gaiety Theatre is a category B listed performing arts venue in Ayr, Scotland.

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Gavin Gordon (composer)

Gavin Gordon (24 November 190118 November 1970) was a Scottish bass singer, actor and composer, best known for his 1935 Hogarthian ballet The Rake's Progress.

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General Register Office for Scotland

The General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) (Oifis Choitcheann a' Chlàraidh na h-Alba) was a non-ministerial directorate of the Scottish Government that administered the registration of births, deaths, marriages, divorces and adoptions in Scotland.

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George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie

George Kenneth Hotson Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Baron Younger of Prestwick, (22 September 1931 – 26 January 2003) was a British politician and banker.

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Girvan

Girvan (Inbhir Gharbhain, "mouth of the River Girvan") is a burgh in Carrick, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Girvan railway station

Girvan railway station is a railway station serving the town of Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Glasgow

Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.

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Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport, also unofficially Glasgow International Airport, formerly Abbotsinch Airport, is an international airport in Scotland, located west of Glasgow city centre.

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Glasgow Central station

Glasgow Central (Glaschu Mheadhain, Glesga Central) (also known simply as Central) is the major mainline rail terminus in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Glasgow Prestwick Airport (IATA: PIK, ICAO: EGPK) is an international airport serving the west of Scotland, situated northeast of the town of Prestwick in South Ayrshire and from the city centre of Glasgow.

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Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway

The Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway (GPK&AR) was a railway in Scotland that provided train services between Glasgow, Kilmarnock and Ayr.

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Golf

Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.

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Good Shepherd Cathedral, Ayr

The Good Shepherd Cathedral in Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland was the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galloway.

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Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland

The Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland, or Loyal Orange Institution of Scotland, is the branch of the Orange Order in Scotland.

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H&M

Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) is a Swedish multinational clothing-retail company known for its fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children.

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Halfords

Halfords Group plc is a British retailer of car parts, car enhancement, camping and touring equipment and bicycles operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Haven Holidays

Haven Holidays owns and operates 36 family holiday parks, providing caravan, touring and camping facilities across the UK in predominantly coastal locations.

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Heathfield, South Ayrshire

Heathfield is a major district of Ayr, Scotland.

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Homebase

Homebase is a British home improvement retailer and garden centre, with stores across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

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Hugh Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery

Sir Hugh Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of the Great Ards (c. 1560 – 15 May 1636) was an aristocrat and a soldier, known as one of the "founding fathers" of the Ulster-Scots along with Sir James Hamilton, 1st Viscount Claneboye.

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Hunter-gatherer

A hunter-gatherer is a human living in a society in which most or all food is obtained by foraging (collecting wild plants and pursuing wild animals), in contrast to agricultural societies, which rely mainly on domesticated species.

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Ireland

Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.

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Irvine, North Ayrshire

Irvine (Irvin, Irbhinn) is an ancient settlement, in medieval times a royal burgh, and now a new town on the coast of the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Isle of Arran

Arran (Eilean Arainn) or the Isle of Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and the seventh largest Scottish island, at.

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Jamaica

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea.

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James Fittler

James Fittler (October 1758 – 2 December 1835) was an English engraver of portraits and landscapes and an illustrator of books.

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Joan McAlpine

Joan McAlpine MSP (born 28 January 1962) is a Scottish journalist and Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for the South Scotland region.

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John Loudon McAdam

John Loudon McAdam (23 September 1756 – 26 November 1836) was a Scottish engineer and road-builder.

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John Scott (Scottish politician)

William John Graham Scott (born 7 June 1951) is a Scottish farmer and politician.

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John Slezer

John Slezer (before 1650 – 1717) was a Dutch- or German-born military engineer and artist.

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Jordanstown railway station

Jordanstown railway station serves Jordanstown and the University of Ulster in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland.

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Julian calendar

The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in 46 BC (708 AUC), was a reform of the Roman calendar.

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Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock (Cille Mheàrnaig, "Meàrnag's church") is a large burgh in East Ayrshire, Scotland with a population of 46,350, making it the 15th most populated place in Scotland and the second largest town in Ayrshire.

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Kilmarnock railway station

Kilmarnock railway station is a railway station in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Kincaidston

Kincaidston is a council housing estate in the town of Ayr in south-west Scotland.

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Kingdom of England

The Kingdom of England (French: Royaume d'Angleterre; Danish: Kongeriget England; German: Königreich England) was a sovereign state on the island of Great Britain from the 10th century—when it emerged from various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms—until 1707, when it united with Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.

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Kingdom of Great Britain

The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially called simply Great Britain,Parliament of the Kingdom of England.

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Kyle Academy

Kyle Academy is a state-run secondary school in Ayr, Scotland, run by South Ayrshire Council.

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Kyle and Carrick

Kyle and Carrick (A' Chùil agus a' Charraig in Scottish Gaelic) was one of nineteen local government districts in the Strathclyde region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996.

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Larne

Larne (the name of a Gaelic territory) is a seaport and industrial market town, as well as a civil parish, on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, with a population of 18,323 people in the 2008 Estimate.

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Larne Harbour railway station

Larne Harbour railway station, Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, serves the ferry port for ferries to Cairnryan.

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Liberal Democrats (UK)

The Liberal Democrats (often referred to as Lib Dems) are a liberal British political party, formed in 1988 as a merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), a splinter group from the Labour Party, which had formed the SDP–Liberal Alliance from 1981.

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Lord Provost

A Lord Provost (Scottish Gaelic: Àrd-Phrobhaist) is convenor of the local authority, the civic head and the lord-lieutenant of one of the principal cities of Scotland.

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Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer Group plc (also known as M&S) is a major British multinational retailer headquartered in the City of Westminster, London.

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Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I, reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567.

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Maybole

Maybole (Am Magh Baoghail) is a burgh of barony and police burgh of South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Mesolithic

In Old World archaeology, Mesolithic (Greek: μέσος, mesos "middle"; λίθος, lithos "stone") is the period between the Upper Paleolithic and the Neolithic.

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Met Office

The Met Office (officially the Meteorological Office) is the United Kingdom's national weather service.

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Methuen Treaty

The Methuen Treaty was a military and commercial treaty between England and Portugal that was signed in 1703 as part of the War of the Spanish Succession.

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Michelle Ballantyne

Michelle Ballantyne is a British politician who is a Conservative Member of Scottish Parliament for the South Scotland region.

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Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Mike Scott (musician)

Michael Scott (born 14 December 1958) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician.

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Montgomerieston

Montgomerieston, sometimes known as Montgomeryston (NGR NS 333 220) or Ayr Fort, was a small burgh of regality and baronyDunlop, Page 44 of only 16 acres or 6.5 hectaresAA&NHS, Page 16 located within the walls of the old Ayr Citadel, also known as Cromwell's Fort or Oliver's Fort, situated in the town of Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Motorcycle speedway

Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit.

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National Hunt racing

In horse racing in the United Kingdom, France and Ireland, National Hunt racing requires horses to jump fences and ditches.

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National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland (Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba, Naitional Leebrar o Scotland) is the legal deposit library of Scotland and is one of the country's National Collections.

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Navigation Acts

The Navigation Acts were a series of English laws that restricted colonial trade to England.

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Neil Oliver

Neil Oliver (born 21 February 1967) is a British television presenter, free-lance archaeologist, conservationist and author.

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Neolithic

The Neolithic was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of Western Asia, and later in other parts of the world and ending between 4500 and 2000 BC.

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New Cumnock

New Cumnock is a town in East Ayrshire, Scotland.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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Newton Loch, South Ayrshire

Newton Loch was situated in a low-lying area near Newton-on-Ayr, South Ayrshire, just south of the old South and West Sanquhar Farms.

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Newton Stewart

Newton Stewart (Gd: Baile Ùr nan Stiùbhartach) is a former burgh town in Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland.

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Newton-on-Ayr railway station

Newton-on-Ayr railway station is a railway station serving the Newton on Ayr neighbourhood in the town of Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Newtownards

Newtownards, is a large town, townland and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland.

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NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Ayrshire and Arran (Bòrd SSN Siorrachd Inbhir Àir agus Eilean Arainn) is one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland.

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NI Railways

NI Railways, also known as Northern Ireland Railways (NIR) and for a brief period Ulster Transport Railways (UTR), is the railway operator in Northern Ireland.

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Noam Dar

Noam Dar (Hebrew: נועם דר; born 28 July 1993) is an Israeli-born Scottish professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the 205 live brand in the cruiserweight division.

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.

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Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell (25 April 15993 September 1658) was an English military and political leader.

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P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries is a British-based company that operates ferries from the United Kingdom to Ireland and Continental Europe (France, Belgium and the Netherlands).

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Paisley Gilmour Street railway station

Paisley Gilmour Street railway station is the largest of the four stations serving the town of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland (Gilmour Street, St. James, Paisley Canal and Hawkhead), and acts as the town's principal railway station.

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Parliament of Scotland

The Parliament of Scotland was the legislature of the Kingdom of Scotland.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom

The Parliament of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK Parliament or British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories.

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Paul Wheelhouse

Paul Richard William Wheelhouse (born 22 June 1970) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician serving as Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands since 26 June 2018.

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Philippa Whitford

Philippa Whitford (born 24 December 1958) is a Scottish National Party politician and surgeon.

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Plague (disease)

Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis.

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Plantation of Ulster

The Plantation of Ulster (Plandáil Uladh; Ulster-Scots: Plantin o Ulstèr) was the organised colonisation (plantation) of Ulstera province of Irelandby people from Great Britain during the reign of James VI and I. Most of the colonists came from Scotland and England, although there was a small number of Welsh settlers.

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Prestwick

Prestwick is a town in South Ayrshire on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland about south-west of Glasgow.

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Prestwick Academy

Prestwick Academy is a state secondary school serving the area of Prestwick, South Ayrshire in Scotland.

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Professional wrestling

Professional wrestling (often shortened to pro wrestling or simply wrestling) is a form of sports entertainment which combines athletics with theatrical performance.

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Public housing in the United Kingdom

Public housing in the United Kingdom provided the majority of rented accommodation in the country until 2011.

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Queen Margaret Academy

Queen Margaret Academy (àrd-sgoil/Acadamh banrigh Maighread) is a Roman Catholic secondary school in the south of Ayr in southwest Scotland.

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Rail transport

Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.

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Religious denomination

A religious denomination is a subgroup within a religion that operates under a common name, tradition, and identity.

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Rikki Chamberlain

Rikki David James Chamberlain (born July 1973 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England) is a British actor best known for playing Samson in CITV's Captain Mack.

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River Ayr

The River Ayr (pronounced like air, Uisge Àir in Gaelic) is a river in Ayrshire, Scotland.

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River Doon

The River Doon (Abhainn Dhùin) is a river in Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Robert Burns

Robert Burns (25 January 175921 July 1796), also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist.

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Robert Shankland

Robert Shankland (10 October 1887 – 20 January 1968) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Robert the Bruce

Robert I (11 July 1274 – 7 June 1329), popularly known as Robert the Bruce (Medieval Gaelic: Roibert a Briuis; modern Scottish Gaelic: Raibeart Bruis; Norman French: Robert de Brus or Robert de Bruys; Early Scots: Robert Brus; Robertus Brussius), was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329.

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Royal burgh

A royal burgh was a type of Scottish burgh which had been founded by, or subsequently granted, a royal charter.

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Royal National Mòd

The Royal National Mòd (Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail) is the most important of several major Mòds that are held annually, mostly in Scotland.

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Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (Dutch: Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut or KNMI) is the Dutch national weather forecasting service, which has its headquarters in De Bilt, in the province of Utrecht, Netherlands.

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Royal Society for Public Health

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent, multi-disciplinary charity in Great Britain dedicated to the improvement of the public’s health and wellbeing.

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Rugby league

Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.

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Rugby union

Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.

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Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (Great Barn of Ostaig) is a public higher education college situated in the Sleat peninsula in the south of the Isle of Skye, with an associate campus at Bowmore on the island of Islay, Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle (the Islay Columba Centre).

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Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France.

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Saltcoats

Saltcoats (Baile an t-Salainn) is a small town on the west coast of North Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Scotland's Rural College

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is a higher education institution that combines education, consulting and research in Scotland.

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Scottish Ambulance Service

The Scottish Ambulance Service (Seirbheis Charbadan-eiridinn na h-Alba) is the NHS Ambulance Services Trust, part of NHS Scotland, which serves all of Scotland's population.

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Scottish Conservatives

The Scottish Conservatives (Pàrtaidh Tòraidheach na h-Alba), officially the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, is the part of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom that operates in Scotland.

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Scottish Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic or Scots Gaelic, sometimes also referred to simply as Gaelic (Gàidhlig) or the Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to the Gaels of Scotland.

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Scottish Government

The Scottish Government (Riaghaltas na h-Alba; Scots Govrenment) is the executive of the devolved Scottish Parliament.

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Scottish Grand National

| The Scottish Grand National is a Grade 3 National Hunt steeplechase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older.

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Scottish Labour Party

The Scottish Labour Party (Pàrtaidh Làbarach na h-Alba, Scots Labour Pairty; branded Scottish Labour) is the devolved Scotland section of the United Kingdom Labour Party.

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Scottish League Cup

The Scottish League Cup, currently known as the Betfred Cup for sponsorship reasons, is a football competition open to all Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) clubs.

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Scottish League One

The Scottish League One, known for sponsorship reasons as the Ladbrokes League One, is the third tier of the Scottish Professional Football League, the league competition for men's professional football clubs in Scotland.

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Scottish National Party

The Scottish National Party (SNP; Pàrtaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba, Scots Naitional Pairtie) is a Scottish nationalist and social-democratic political party in Scotland.

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Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba; Scots: The Scots Pairlament) is the devolved national, unicameral legislature of Scotland.

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Sea air

The air at or by the sea is traditionally thought to be healthy.

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Seafield, Ayr

Seafield is a southern district of Ayr, Scotland.

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Shires of Scotland

The counties or shires of Scotland (Siorrachdan na h-Alba) are geographic subdivisions of Scotland established in the Middle Ages.

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire, England.

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Slum clearance

Slum clearance, slum eviction or slum removal is an urban renewal strategy used to transform low income settlements with poor reputation into another type of development or housing.

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Somerset Park

Somerset Park is a football stadium located in Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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South America

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire (Sooth Ayrshire; Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Deas) is one of thirty-two council areas of Scotland, covering the southern part of Ayrshire.

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South Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region)

South Scotland is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament.

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Sports Direct

Sports Direct International plc is a British retailing group.

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Stagecoach West Scotland

Stagecoach West Scotland is an operating region of Stagecoach UK Bus, comprising Western Buses Ltd based in Ayr, Scotland.

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Stena Line

Stena Line is one of the largest ferry operators in the world.

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Stone Age

The Stone Age was a broad prehistoric period during which stone was widely used to make implements with an edge, a point, or a percussion surface.

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Stranraer

Stranraer (An t-Sròn Reamhar) is a town in Inch, Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland.

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Stranraer railway station

Stranraer railway station (sometimes known as Stranraer Harbour railway station) is a railway station that serves the town of Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

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Strathclyde

Strathclyde (Srath Chluaidh in Gaelic, meaning "strath (valley) of the River Clyde") was one of nine former local government regions of Scotland created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and abolished in 1996 by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.

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Stuart Murdoch (musician)

Stuart Lee Murdoch (born 25 August 1968) is a Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker, and the lead singer and songwriter for the indie pop band Belle and Sebastian.

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Subdivisions of Scotland

For local government purposes, Scotland is divided into 32 areas designated as "council areas", which are all governed by single-tier authorities designated as "councils".

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Sydney Devine

Sydney Devine (born Cleland, Lanarkshire 1940) is a Scottish singer whose career began with a television appearance in 1953 at the age of thirteen, developed during eight years touring with the White Heather Group.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), often informally known as the Mormon Church, is a nontrinitarian, Christian restorationist church that is considered by its members to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ.

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The Waterboys

The Waterboys are a Scottish/Irish folk rock band formed in Edinburgh in 1983 by Scottish musician Mike Scott.

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Thomas McIlwraith

Sir Thomas McIlwraith (17 May 1835 – 17 July 1900) was for many years the dominant figure of colonial politics in Queensland.

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Troon

Troon is a town in South Ayrshire, situated on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland, about north of Ayr and northwest of Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

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Troon railway station

Troon railway station is a railway station serving the town of Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Ulsterbus

Ulsterbus is a public transport operator in Northern Ireland and operates bus services outside Belfast.

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United Kingdom census, 2001

A nationwide census, known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday, 29 April 2001.

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United Kingdom census, 2011

A census of the population of the United Kingdom is taken every ten years.

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United Kingdom general election, 1906

The 1906 United Kingdom general election was held from 12 January to 8 February 1906.

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United Kingdom general election, 1950

The 1950 United Kingdom general election was the first ever general election to be held after a full term of Labour government.

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United Kingdom general election, 1964

The 1964 United Kingdom general election was held on 15 October 1964, five years after the previous election, and thirteen years after the Conservative Party, first led by Winston Churchill, had entered power.

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United Kingdom general election, 1992

The 1992 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 9 April 1992, to elect 651 members to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

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United Kingdom general election, 1997

The 1997 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 1 May 1997, five years after the previous election on 9 April 1992, to elect 659 members to the British House of Commons.

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United Kingdom general election, 2005

The 2005 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 to elect 646 members to the House of Commons.

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United Kingdom general election, 2017

The 2017 United Kingdom general election took place on Thursday 8 June, having been announced just under two months earlier by Prime Minister Theresa May on 18 April 2017 after it was discussed at cabinet.

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University Hospital Ayr

University Hospital Ayr is a general hospital on the outskirts of Ayr, Scotland.

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University of the West of Scotland

The University of the West of Scotland, formerly the University of Paisley, is a public university with four campuses in south-western Scotland, in the towns of Paisley, Hamilton, Dumfries and Ayr, as well as a campus in London.

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Urban area

An urban area is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment.

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Variety show

Variety shows, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is entertainment made up of a variety of acts including musical performances, sketch comedy, magic, acrobatics, juggling, and ventriloquism.

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Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.

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Wallace's Heel Well

Wallace's Heel Well or Wallace's Heel is located beside the River Ayr (NS35502122) near the old Holmston lime kiln, Ayr, Scotland.

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Wars of Scottish Independence

The Wars of Scottish Independence were a series of military campaigns fought between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

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Wellington School, Ayr

Wellington School is an independent day school in Ayr, Scotland.

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Wellington Square drill hall, Ayr

The Wellington Square drill hall was a military installation in Ayr.

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West FM

West FM is a local FM radio station for Ayrshire in the UK.

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Whitletts Victoria F.C.

Whitletts Victoria Football Club are a Scottish football club, historically based in the Whitletts area of Ayr, South Ayrshire.

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William Brackenridge

William Dunlop Brackenridge (1810–1893) was a Scottish nurseryman and botanist.

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William Dalrymple (moderator)

William Dalrymple D.D. (29 August 1723 – 28 January 1814) was a Scottish religious writer, minister and moderator of the Church of Scotland.

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William Maclure

William Maclure (27 October 1763 – 23 March 1840) was an Americanized Scottish geologist, cartographer and philanthropist.

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William Schaw Lindsay

William Schaw Lindsay (19December 181528August 1877) was a British merchant and shipowner who was the Liberal Member of Parliament for Tynemouth and North Shields from 1854 to 1859 and for Sunderland from 1859 until his resignation on grounds of ill-health in 1864.

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William the Lion

William the Lion (Mediaeval Gaelic: Uilliam mac Eanric (i.e. William, son of Henry); Modern Gaelic: Uilleam mac Eanraig), sometimes styled William I, also known by the nickname Garbh, "the Rough",Uilleam Garbh; e.g. Annals of Ulster, s.a. 1214.6; Annals of Loch Cé, s.a. 1213.10.

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William Wallace

Sir William Wallace (Scottish Gaelic: Uilleam Uallas; Norman French: William le Waleys; died 23 August 1305) was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., d/b/a WWE, is an American integrated media and entertainment company that primarily is known for professional wrestling.

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References

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