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Visitors to Ayrshire & Arran will want to stay a little longer, regardless of how long your holiday is and will be sure to return. You will be spoiled by its stunning scenery, superior golf courses, walking, sailing, surfing, fishing activities, which are complemented by some of the best indoor activities on offer in Scotland.
Edgar Allan Poe lived for a short time in Irvine in Ayrshire. His foster father John Allen was born there, and in 1815 the family crossed the Atlantic to begin a lengthy trip to Britain. For a time, the 10-year-old Poe studied at the Grammar School in Kirkgatehead while living in a house at Bridgegate.
Mauchline in Ayrshire has the only curling stone factory in Britain. Andrew Kay & Co and their forerunners in the town have made curling stones there since 1851. The stone used is granite from Ailsa Craig, exclusive to Kays.
Prestwick Airport is the only bit of Britain that Elvis set foot on. On March 3rd, 1960, the plane returning him to the USA from his military service in Germany stopped there to refuel. Elvis was greeted by 1000 fans, some of whom got autographs from The King, who spoke about tour plans that included Scotland – but he never made it back
Sir Alexander Fleming was born on 6th August 1881 and died on 11th March 1955. He was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist, best known for his discovery of the antibiotic penicillin in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1945 with Florey and Chain. Fleming was born in East Ayrshire, Scotland, the third of four children from his father's second marriage.