Living in Ayrshire and Arran




Ayrshire is situated in South-west of Scotland on the Firth of Clyde, and is characterised by 80 miles of varied coastline, picturesque beaches, rolling green hills and islands.

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Ayrshire has the benefit of allowing you to have the best of both worlds: it is an easy commute from Glasgow and the wider central belt with an excellent network of transport links throughout Scotland, and is also steeped in countryside, rolling hills and stunning beaches.

There are UK and international flights available from Glasgow Airport, as well as a range of services from Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

Should you wish to relocate to Ayrshire, you will find that property prices are much more affordable than in other parts of the UK and that there are some truly stunning houses and excellent communities to make a home and raise a family. 

Local educational standards are very high at primary and secondary level and private education is available in the area.

The seaside towns of Ayr, Girvan, Irvine, Prestwick and Troon attract many visitors and have an abundance of restaurants, bars, cafes and leisure facilities. There are more than 80 fine hotels, several country parks, more than 40 castles, and close to 50 golf courses including two Open Championship courses at Turnberry and Royal Troon. 

You will find a diverse cultural scene with theatres, halls, pubs, galleries and sports fields hosting orchestras, major gigs, classical recitals, kids shows, old-style variety shows, Highland Games and festivals such as Burns an a That, the Kilmarnock Edition, Marymass, Darvel Music Festival and Septembayr.


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