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Kilbride, West

KILBRIDE, WEST, a town on the coast of Ayrshire, Scotland, near the mouth of Kilbride Burn, 4 m. N.N.W. of Ardrossan an d 35 J m. S.W. of Glasgow by the Glasgow & South-Western railway. Pop. (1901), 2315. It has been growing in repute as a health resort; the only considerable industry is weaving. In the neighbourhood are the ruins of Law Castle, Crosbie Castle and Portincross Castle, the last, dating from the 13th century, said to be a seat of the Stuart kings. Farland Head, with cliffs 300 ft. high, lies 2 m. W. by N. ; and the inland country is hilly, one point, Kaim Hill, being 1270 ft. above sea-level.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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