Talk:Ayr

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Population[edit]

Is the population 60,830 or 46,431? The info box at the side says the lower number and the opening paragraph says the larger.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 172.206.14.47 (talkcontribs).

The 2001 census data says 46,431 - the higher figure most likely includes the wider Ayr area rather than just the town itself. I have changed the figure to match the infobox number. SFC9394 16:01, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
The population of Ayr is said to be 48,000 in the opening of the atricle, yet the census data at the righthand side claims it as 46,050. It is also said to be "by far the largest settlement in Ayrshire" which I feel is an incorrect use of language. It is the largest settlement but not "by far" the largest. Kilmarnock has less than a 2,000 poulation difference according to the 2001 census. 92.5.100.135 (talk) 06:18, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Fixed. Thanks. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 10:25, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Ayr College[edit]

The page says it was also called Ayr Technical College, at one time it was also called Craigie College if I'm not mistaken. Douglasnicol 22:26, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Ayr College was, as the article says, previously Ayr Technical College. Craigie College is a different and separate establishment, which was a teacher training college and is now the Ayr Campus of the University of the West of Scotland (formerly Paisley University). quizologist (talk) 10:49, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Fort picture[edit]

Beautiful picture of the Fort Ayr: http://ourpasthistory.com/Gallery/albums/album397/THE_FORT_AYR_WINTER_1909.jpg which might be out of copyright and useable (I can't determine myself), but at the least of aesthetic interest to anyone who stumbles by this talkpage :) -- Quiddity (talk) 21:25, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Blimey, that is nice. --Mender (talk) 17:38, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

nice picture, how different it looks back then. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.242.166.217 (talk) 21:06, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Sister City[edit]

It might be worth pointing out that Ayr's sister city is Newnan, Georgia

6:29, April 29, 2008 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.184.25.51 (talk) 22:29, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Do you have a ref for this? Franko2nd (talk) 13:21, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Town Twinning[edit]

Saint-Germain-en-Laye is included, near the bottom, but I think it should be mentioned in the introductory paragraph as well. -- Mender (talk) 17:53, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Places of Worship[edit]

There is another church in Ayr constituted under the Baptist Union of Scotland, called Southside Christian Fellowship, who currently meet in one of the secondary schools, Kyle Academy, which should probably be included. There are also several Closed Brethren churches. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.145.125.161 (talk) 15:41, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Mike Scott?[edit]

His own article says that he's from Edinburgh. Any one know anything about this? WeeJimmyFaeGorgie (talk) 10:04, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Ayr/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Good solid article, but falls down on lack of citations, plus a map and more pictures would be useful. Possible improvement to layout also needed. Therefore a B-class just now, and low importance in terms of Wikiproject Scotland Franko2nd 15:19, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 15:19, 13 August 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 08:44, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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