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Coordinates: 55°43′31″N 4°52′49″W / 55.7253°N 4.8803°W / 55.7253; -4.8803
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Hunterston, by the Firth of Clyde, is a coastal area in Ayrshire, Scotland. It is the seat and estate of the Hunter family.[1] As an area of flat land adjacent to deep natural water, it has been the site of considerable actual and proposed industrial development in the 20th century. The nearest town is West Kilbride. The Hunterston Brooch was found there.

Actual or proposed developments on this site have included:

Trident Works Programme[edit]

A covered floating dry dock for the Vanguard-class submarines was built at Hunterston, and floated to RNAD Coulport where it has been situated since 1993. This Explosive Handling Jetty is one of the world's largest floating concrete structures.[5]


  1. ^ James Paterson (1866). History of the Counties of Ayr & Wigton, Scotland. p. 327. The estate of Hunterston, comprising Hunterston and Campbeltoun... is the seat of the Hunters of Hunterston
  2. ^ Peter Hill (27 May 1980). "Steel union advocates Hunterston disposal". The Times.
  3. ^ "£2 billion clean coal power plant for Hunterston". Largs & Millport weekly news. 26 November 2008.
  4. ^ Watt, Chris (October 13, 2009) "Environmental groups claim victory after Hunterston plans collapse". The Herald. Glasgow.
  5. ^ Randall, RF (1 May 1995). "The Trident Explosives Handling Jetty, Royal Naval Armaments Depot, Coulport: construction, tow and commissioning". Proceedings of the ICE - Structures and Buildings. 110 (2). London: Institution of Civil Engineers: 136–148. doi:10.1680/istbu.1995.27595. ISSN 0965-0911. Retrieved 17 April 2012.

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55°43′31″N 4°52′49″W / 55.7253°N 4.8803°W / 55.7253; -4.8803