county in Scotland

Ayrshire is a county on the west coast of Scotland. The county town is Ayr but the biggest towns are Kilmarnock and Irvine.


There used to be three districts called "bailieries" which were later put together to make up the shire of Ayrshire. The three districts were:

  • Cunninghame in the north (which included the royal burgh of Irvine)
  • Kyle in the middle (which included the royal burgh of Ayr)
  • Carrick in the south.

For local government, the county is divided into three council areas:

Towns and villages in Ayrshire change

The towns in Ayrshire are:

Ayrshire, with rivers and several towns.