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Bellsbank is located in East Ayrshire
Bellsbank shown within East Ayrshire

1,619 [1] (2001 census)

est. 1,530[2] (2006)
OS grid reference NS480045
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district KA6 7xx
Dialling code 01292 55
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
55°18′42″N 4°23′47″W / 55.311802°N 4.396416°W / 55.311802; -4.396416Coordinates: 55°18′42″N 4°23′47″W / 55.311802°N 4.396416°W / 55.311802; -4.396416

Bellsbank is a village half a mile away from the market town of Dalmellington in East Ayrshire, Scotland. It is the 2nd highest place in East Ayrshire; only Muirkirk is higher than this. Bellsbank is now classed as a separate town from Dalmellington.

Bellsbank was originally established to provide housing for the population of Benquhat (one of several "ghost" villages in the Doon Valley that have been demolished).

Expanded between the wars to house miners from worked out areas that were relocated there. Laid out by the County Council the houses looked out over Bogton Loch, Craigengillen and the Loch Doon Hills.


  1. ^ "Comparative Population Profile: Bellsbank Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2001-04-29. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2010-05-09.