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On April 26, 1315, the first Parliament of Scotland was held in Ayr by Robert The Bruce at St.John's Tower by the sea. It was once known as 'Inverair/Inverayr' and this usage is still retained in the Scottish Gaelic form of the name Inbhir Air. Later, during Cromwellian times, the town was used as a base and fortress for some of his men. Cromwell built a huge wall around certain areas of the town, most of which can still be seen today. St John's Tower was originally part of a massive church, but the church was knocked down, and the tower used to practise on; it is now protected by the "Friends Of Saint Johns Tower" (FROST) residents of the nearby "Fort Area". (Improve this description or add photos)

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Jan 2017
Dec 2017
8th Jan 2017 until 31st Dec 2017 9.30am-4pm
Ayr market and car boot is a very popular market, not only with the local community but for those thousands of visitors who flock to the Racecourse. Spook Erection first operated the market in 1997 an... read more
Apr 2017
Apr 2017
AYR, Ayr
21st Apr 2017 until 24th Apr 2017 10.00 - 5.00 (Sunday 11.00 - 5.00)
Open Studios Ayrshire is now in its 5th year, with artists from throughout Ayrshire throwing open their studio doors to invite the public in to view their work and see them make their art, share their... read more
May 2017
19th May 2017
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