History

Ayrshire has a rich history and heritage, and has had an influence far beyond it's own boundaries over the centuries. Woven into the area's past are the lives of kings and heroes.

William Wallace had his roots here and Robert the Bruce, perhaps the most celebrated of Scotland's Kings, was born at Turnberry.

The very first Scottish Parliament, held after his victory at the Battle of Bannockburn, was held in Ayr itself.