Ayrshire is a county on the west coast of Scotland,
on the shores of the Firth of Clyde. It has not been an administrative
unit since 1975, when, under regionalisation, it became part of
the Region of Strathclyde and was divided into four districts:
Cumnock and Doon Valley; Cunninghame; Kilmarnock and Loudoun; and
Kyle and Carrick. In 1996, under a further reorganisation
of local government in Scotland, Strathclyde region and its Districts
were swept away, and Ayrshire was divided into three districts:
East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, and South Ayrshire.
The subject matter of the Ayrshire History Web Site is the
history of the county and its people, and the local history of its
parishes, towns and villages.