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    Irvine is an industrial town on the west coast of Scotland in North Ayrshire.

    Located 26 miles south of Glasgow, Irvine was made a Royal Burgh in 1372 by Robert II, and is now a busy town with important historical and maritime connections. Its harbour became a major west coast seaport and now houses the main site of the Scottish Maritime Museum.

    The town enjoys a vibrant community spirit, with an active Burns Club (the oldest in Scotland), Trade Guilds and community council. Robert Burns worked here in a 'heckling shed' in 1781- 1782. The Moor, on Kilwinning Road, was the site of the first ever horse racing meeting, in the 17th century.

    Several supermarkets and shopping outlets can be found within the town and The Rivergate Shopping Centre offers a mix of both independent and major retail stores.

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