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Welcome to Irvine Scotland
Irvine is a new town in North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, located on the coast of the Firth of Clyde. According to 2007 population estimates, the town is home to 39,527 inhabitants, as the largest settlement within North Ayrshire.
Irvine was the site of Scotland's 12th century Military Capital and former headquarters of the Lord High Constable of Scotland, Hugh de Morville.
The town was once a haunt of Robert Burns, after whom two streets in the town are named: Burns Street and Burns Crescent. He is known to have worked in a flax mill on the Glasgow Vennel. Despite being classed as a new town, Irvine has had a long history stretching back many centuries and was classed as a Royal Burgh. There are also conflicting rumours that Mary, Queen of Scots, was briefly involved in the town's history. Some say she stayed briefly at Seagate Castle. To this day there is still an annual festival, called Marymass, held in the town.
Irvine is the birthplace of the present Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon and the former First Minister of Scotland, Jack McConnell. Its twin town is Saint-Amand-les-Eaux in northern France just outside Lille.
Important regeneration by Irvine Bay Regeneration Company is currently transforming Irvine town centre.
Accommodation in and around Irvine
Price Guide - per person based on sharing room: under $40 - $41 - 70 - more than $70