Stair, East Ayrshire
Stair is a village in Ayrshire, Scotland. It lies at the bottom of a glen beside the River Ayr at the north-west border of the 5,376 acre (22 km²) Parish of Stair where the River Ayr is joined by the Glenstang Burn.
The village is known for its connection with the Dalrymples, Earls of Stair. The family first became associated with the village in 1450, when William de Dalrymple acquired the lands of Stair-Montgomery and built Stair House. Formerly part of the Parish of Ochiltree, Stair was made a separate parish in 1653 at the request of James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount of Stair.
Places of interest in the parish include Stair Brig built in 1745, and Stair Church first built in 1706 and replaced with the current structure in 1864.
Dalmore House (180-81) stood overlooking the River Ayr until destroyed by fire in 1969.
Views in Stair
- Barnweill Church
- Dalmore House and Estate
- James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount of Stair (1619–1695), Scottish lawyer and politician
- John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair (1648–1707), son of the previous
- John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of Stair (1673–1747), son of the previous
- Loch of Stair
- Loch of Trabboch
- Barber, Derek (2000). Steps through Stair. Stair Parish Church.
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