Place:West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland

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NameWest Kilbride
TypeParish, Town
Coordinates55.7°N 4.85°W
Located inAyrshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
Also located inStrathclyde, Scotland     (1975 - 1996)
North Ayrshire, Scotland     (1996 - )
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The Town

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West Kilbride is a village in North Ayrshire, on the west coast of Scotland by the Firth of Clyde, looking across the water to Goat Fell and the Isle of Arran. West Kilbride and adjoining districts of Seamill and Portencross are generally considered to be a small town, having a combined population of 4,393 at the 2001 census.

The Parish

West Kilbride is a parish located facing the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire Council Area, some 6 miles (9 km) north of Saltcoats and 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Irvine.

Prior to 1975 the parish was located in the old county of Ayrshire, which was replaced in that year by the Strathclyde Region and in 1996 by the unitary authority named the North Ayrshire Council Area.

The parish has an area of 41 sq. km (15.8 sq. miles). As well as the town or village of West Kilbride, with its environs of Portencross and Seamill, it includes the settlements of Hunterston, Goldenberry and Thirdpart.

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