Muirkirk

Towns & Villages

    Muirkirk is a small village on the A70 between Ayr and Edinburgh, and only 10 miles from the M74 motorway.

    Situated between Cumnock and Glenbuck on the A70, at one time it was a hive of coal and iron industry, now the area surrounding Muirkirk is one of scenic beauty and is a great place for walking and enjoying nature.

    To the west is the site of the Battle of Airds Moss, fought in 1680 and marked by a memorial. A Covenanting army was heavily defeated by Government troops. Just south of the town, and along an unmarked road, is a small monument to John Loudon McAdam the road builder, who owned a tar works in the vicinity.

    There are several food outlets, both for eating-in and takeaway food, as well as grocery stores, bakers and butchers, to cater for all your requirements.  You will also find a Post Office and a filling station.
     

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