Ayr and Ayrshire
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Ayr and Ayrshire

Situated on the beautiful Clyde Coast, Ayrshire has a lot to offer for your next business event in Scotland. Ancient castles, bustling market towns and a variety of prestigious venues, are all to hand and set in an awe-inspiring landscape.

As the birthplace of the world-renowned poet Robert Burns, the area is full of history, heritage and inspiration. Home to a diverse range of business sectors including engineering, food and drink, textiles and tourism, Ayrshire can offer you added value onto your next business event.

Matthew Smith, CEO, Primal Bushcraft & Survival:

"Delve into the rich tapestry of Ayr and Ayrshire. Steeped in rich history, mystery, magic and culture, charming communities narrate stories with provenance and authenticity. An area with contrasting landscapes where rolling hills meet the enchanting River Clyde, supporting sustainable food systems supplied throughout the world. The region attracts both business and leisure travellers as a result of the array of immersive experiences on offer".

8 fascinating facts about Ayr and Ayrshire!

Dunure Castle, Ayshire Coat

  • Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard, was born in Ayrshire. You can visit his birthplace in Alloway.
  • Prestwick Airport is the only part of Britain that Elvis Presley ever set foot in - his plane stopped to refuel on 3 March 1960.
  • Prestwick Airport can be taken over exclusively for your business event.
  • Scotland's current First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is from Irvine.
  • An apartment in Culzean Castle was given to former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in recognition of his role during WWII.
  • The town of Kilmarnock is the birthplace of world-famous whisky brand, Johnnie Walker.
  • Mauchline in Ayrshire has the only curling stone factory in Britain. Andrew Kay & Co and their forerunners in the town have made curling stones there since 1851.
  • Much of the area is home to the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO biosphere, and has been recognised internationally as a world-class environment for people and nature.

Travelling to Ayr & Ayrshire

Ayr & Ayrshire is easy to reach from most of Scotland's big cities, but is closest to Glasgow - only half an hour's drive. Reach Ayrshire within one hour's drive of Glasgow International Airport or charter a flight into Glasgow Prestwick International Airport in the heart of Ayrshire.

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