of the Clyde Coast holiday towns, Ayr lies in the very centre of the famous
Firth of Clyde playground, 32 miles South-West of Glasgow, it looks out on the
glorious panorama of the Firth, with the majestic peaks of Arran in the
foreground and the Mull of Kintyre in the background. The beautiful Ayrshire countryside provided the inspiration for some of the
finest verses of the National Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns.
Undoubtedly Ayr is an old town—the most zealous of historical researchers cannot
say just how old. Its story is writ large on the pages of Scottish history. Many
of its landmarks bear the indelible stamp of its antiquity. But in every other
respect the Auld Toun is the modern home of a modern-minded and thriving
community who are well aware of the need to keep abreast of the times, not only
for their own sakes but for the benefit of the many thousands who come annually
to make holiday.