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Encyclopedia > North Ayrshire
North Ayrshire
Sìorrachd Inbhir Air a Tuath
Location
Image:ScotlandNorthAyrshire.png
Geography
Area Ranked 17th
 - Total 885 km²
 - % Water  ?
Admin HQ Irvine
ISO 3166-2 GB-NAY
ONS code 00QY
Demographics
Population Ranked 15th
 - Total (2006) 135,500
 - Density 153 / km²
Scottish Gaelic
 - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}}
Politics
North Ayrshire Council
http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/
Control Labour (minority control)
MPs
MSPs
Scotland

North Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Tuath, pronounced [ʃir̴əxg̊ iɲiɾʲˈaːɾʲ ə t̪uə]) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland. The mainland portion of it lies in the traditional county of Ayrshire, and borders onto the areas of Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Ayrshire, and South Ayrshire. It also contains the Isle of Arran (in the traditional county of Buteshire) and some other islands of the lower Firth of Clyde, including Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae. council area of Scotland File links The following pages link to this file: North Ayrshire Categories: NowCommons | GFDL images ... Map of Scotland Although Scotland is a relatively small country, with a land area of 78 772 km², its geography is highly varied, from the rural lowlands, to the barren highlands, and from large cities to uninhabited islands. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... , For the river of the same name see River Irvine. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... This is a list of the council areas of Scotland ordered by population. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article is about the Scottish Labour Party founded in 1976. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament at the House of Commons in Westminster representing constituencies in Scotland, arranged by party. ... Katy Clark (born 3 July 1967} is the Labour Member of Parliament for North Ayrshire and Arran. ... Brian Harold Donohoe (born 10 September 1948) is a British trade unionist and Labour member of Parliament for Cunninghame South, since 1992. ... The Scottish Parliament is composed of 129 members called Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA). ... Irene Oldfather (born 1954, Glasgow) is a Scottish Labour politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Cunninghame South constituency since 1999. ... Allan Wilson (born 5 August 1954) is a former Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... The council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... This article is about the country. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir in Scottish Gaelic) is a region of south-west Scotland, located on the shores of the Firth of Clyde. ... For other uses, see Inverclyde (disambiguation). ... Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority regions in Scotland. ... Logo of East Ayrshire Council East Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 15th  - Total 1,222 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Ayr ISO 3166-2 GB-SAY ONS code 00RE Demographics Population Ranked 17th  - Total (2005) 111,780  - Density 91 / km² Scottish Gaelic  - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}} Politics South Ayrshire Council http://www. ... The Isle of Arran (Scots Gaelic: Eilean Arainn) is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde with an area of 430 km² (167 square miles). ... Alternate meaning: Bute (mythology) Bute, sometimes known as Buteshire, is a small traditional county of Scotland. ... Map of the Firth of Clyde and area The Seamill beach looks south down the outer firth towards southern Arran and Ailsa Craig. ... Great Cumbrae and other south-west coast islands Great Cumbrae (Scottish Gaelic, Cumaradh Mòr; also known as Cumbrae or the Isle of Cumbrae) is the larger of the two islands known as The Cumbraes in the lower Firth of Clyde in western Scotland (at grid reference NS169566). ... Little Cumbrae is an island in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. ...


The area was created in 1996 and is a successor to the district of Cunninghame. Cunninghame (Coineagan in Scottish Gaelic) is one of three traditional districts of Ayrshire. ...

Contents

Towns and villages

Mainland

, This article is about the town in Scotland - for those in Australia or Canada see Ardrossan, South Australia or Ardrossan, Alberta respectively Ardrossan (Gaelic: Aird Rosain) is a town located on the North Ayrshire coast in western Scotland. ... Beith is a small town in North Ayrshire, Scotland with a population of approxiamately 7,000. ... Dalry is a small town in the Garnock valley in North Ayrshire. ... Dreghorn is a small village near Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland, not to be confused with the town and army barracks just south of Edinburgh. ... Fairlie is a village in North Ayrshire, Scotland. ... , For the river of the same name see River Irvine. ... Kilbirnie is a small town of around 8500 inhabitants situated in North Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland. ... Kilwinning (Gaelic: Cill Dingeain) is a historic town situated in North Ayrshire, Scotland. ... Largs (grid reference NS203592) is a burgh on the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire, Scotland, about 33 miles (53 km) from Glasgow. ... Portencross viewed from its pier Portencross is a small fishing village near Farland Head in North Ayrshire, Scotland. ... Saltcoats is a small town located on the west coast of Ayrshire, Scotland. ... The Seamill beach looks towards southern Arran and south down the lower Firth of Clyde to Ailsa Craig. ... Skelmorlie is the northernmost settlement in Ayrshire in Scotland. ... The village of Springside is in North Ayrshire, Parish of Dreghorn, Scotland. ... Stevenston is a town in North Ayrshire, Scotland. ... , West Kilbride is a village in North Ayrshire, on the west coast of Scotland by the Firth of Clyde, looking across the water to Goat Fell and the Isle of Arran. ...

Arran

Brodick (meaning Broad Bay, the name is derived from Norse roots) is the main village on the Isle of Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. ... Blackwaterfoot is a village on the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. ... Lamlash Lamlash is the secondary village (after Brodick) on the Isle of Arran, situated in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. ... Lochranza is a village located on the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. ...

The Cumbraes

This article is about the town in Scotland. ...

Education

Secondary Schools In North Ayrshire

, For the river of the same name see River Irvine. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Largs Academy serves the town of Largs and the surrounding areas, the villages of Fairlie, Skelmorlie and the island of Cumbrae, Scotland, There are five local primary schools that the academy takes in they are the following. ... Kilbirnie is a small town of around 8500 inhabitants situated in North Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland. ...

Places of Interest

  • Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
  • Eglinton Country Park, Irvine

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park is the collective name for areas of countryside set aside for conservation and recreation on the South Clyde estuary in Scotland. ... Eglinton Country Park in Scotland covers an area of 400 hectares (988 acres) of North Ayrshire. ... , For the river of the same name see River Irvine. ...

External Links

  • Ardrossan Academy website

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