Place:Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland

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NameTroon
TypeTown
Coordinates55.533°N 4.667°W
Located inAyrshire, Scotland
See alsoDundonald, Ayrshire, Scotlandparish in which Troon was located until 1975
Strathclyde, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
South Ayrshire, Scotlandunitary Council Area since 1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Troon is a town in South Ayrshire. It is situated on the west coast of Scotland, about eight miles north of Ayr and three miles northwest of Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. Lying across the Firth of Clyde, the Isle of Arran can be seen. Troon is also a port with freight and ferry services — the P&O Express to Larne and a yacht marina. In May 2006, a ferry service to Campbeltown was added, although this was withdrawn the following year.

In the 2001 census the population of Troon, not including the nearby village of Loans but including the Barassie area, was estimated at 14,766 — a 4.77% increase on the 1991 estimate of 14,094.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Troon. especially the sections entitled "Name" and "History".

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