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I removed the brief mention of Stephen Fraser as it seems extraneous without additional detail -- a brief search of the wiki and Google did not turn up information about who he is, or why we should care that he is from Troon. Someone with more info should fill in the details if appropriate. PxT 21:03, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

If there are two places called Troon, perhaps we should start a disambiguation page. Douglasnicol 15:04, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

The way the first two sentences are constructed is confusing - to say there are two places called Troon and then state that 'It is situated on the west coast, about eight miles north of Ayr' is wrong. Which one are we talking about? I know it's the Troon in Scotland but the first two sentences should be rewritten to make this clear. Also, the census results don't show a 100.8% increase as stated. They show a 4.7% increase, or alternatively the 2001 population is 104.7% of the 1991 population (which would be a pretty strange way of putting it). Bmxrejects 00:17, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Alan Hutton doesn't actually live in Troon as far as I'm aware. I know he use to and his family live here and I've also seen him about but im not so sure he actually resides in Troon. Can anyone back that up?

AlastairDewar (talk) 13:19, 19 January 2008 (UTC)


The entire sections on the Crosbie Castle and Fullerton Estate seem to be duplicated from other wikipedia entries and need to be removed - a single paragraph would suffice. There is nothing about the Town's beaches, its churches, its schools, etc. South Beach and Barassie are two of Scotland's most popular locations for windsurfing and kitesurfing, and there is of course the small matter of the town's golf courses... The seacat section should be rewritten into a section about the port in general (rather than being an advert for seacat).

86.132.238.31 (talk) 20:37, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

@ AlastairDewar (are you related to denise dewar?)

I heard he live in the Prestwick area near the airport, my uncle knows him. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.255.218.33 (talk) 19:32, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Duke of Portland & modifications to Troon Harbour[edit]

Hello. The article mentions <<The Duke of Portland took the existing natural harbour on the north side of the headland and added docks.>> Which Duke of Portland is being referred to? Could we get at least an approximate date for this statement & also add a Wiki link to the correct Duke of Portland, if there is such a page? Thanks. SaturnCat (talk) 20:40, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Barassie, South Ayrshire[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
The result of this discussion was no consensus. Jellyman (talk) 15:55, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

I propose that Barassie, South Ayrshire be merged into Troon. While historically a separate village, Barassie is now a suburb of Troon, and is classed as part of the Troon settlement for census purposes. As the article is an unsourced stub, what information there is can be easily incorporated into the town article. Jellyman (talk) 21:13, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

  • I would wait until someone fleshes out an article as Barassie has a story of its own to tell. Rosser Gruffydd 21:26, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
    • No objection if the sources exist to build a worthwhile article, and someone has the inclination to do it. Are you that person? If not, then the article has been there for a decade without anyone expanding it, how long does one wait...? Jellyman (talk) 06:53, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Barassie is its own distinct community within Troon, akin to Alloway and Doonfoot in Ayr. This is widely recognised by those living in the area, so I believe it should have its own page rather than being amalgamated into the Troon page, which will inevitably result in Barassie having no representation on wikipedia as somebody decides to obliterate all Barassie content on the Troon page and it becomes forgotten. Brythones (talk) 14:35, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

United Kingdom[edit]

I think that it is necessary to mention the fact that Troon is located within the United Kingdom in the opening line of the article, primarily because Troon is currently located within the sovereign unitary state of the United Kingdom which is currently, whether you find it politically controversial or not, the primary legislative power for this area above the Scottish Parliament. This is political fact and would be in line with articles such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee. Brythones (talk) 13:53, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

It isn't standard practice for UK location articles to include it. The guidelines for writing about settlements at WikiProject UK Geography (WP:UKCITIES) suggest including type of settlement, local government district, ceremonial county and constituent country. The two examples shown there (Chew Stoke and Neilston) use this format and do not mention the UK in the lead (it does appear in the infobox, though). Also, a browse through the featured content listed on the project's main page (WP:UKGEO) show that these high-quality articles generally also conform to the guideline. The difference in articles for major cities such as you mention is that they are referencing specific claims about settlement size, such as saying it is the "Xth largest in the United Kingdom" or suchlike, which wouldn't be relevant to the majority of places. While I think an argument can be made for including the UK in the manner you suggest, I think a consistent approach across all such articles is preferable; so I don't see any reason to treat Troon different to anywhere else and wouldn't support such a change without wider consensus across UK articles generally. Jellyman (talk) 16:46, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
Excellent points: can't argue with that. Brythones (talk) 11:48, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

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