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RIVER AYR Nil Hugh Miller
Alexander Fullarton
J. J. McDerment
033 [Situation] Runs in a N. W. [North West] direction thro [through] the town & Seperating Ayr from Newton and St Quivox -
This River takes its rise in the eastern extremity of the County about 30 Miles from its influx into the Sea and it runs thro [through] the whole breath of the Shire to which in this view it appropriately gives its name. Along the upper part of its course the scenery is naked & uninteresting as it flows thro [through] a moorland mountainous Country, Covered with extensive sheep walks almost entirely bare of wood & with hardly and banks above the heath After it passes the Village of Sorn the scenery becomes very grand & picturesque and Continues so all the way to its mouth It is Subject to sudden and impetuous floods, during which it carries down great quantities of alluvial matter which it deposits at its mouth thereby forming a bar which is a great obstruction to the entrance and egress of Vessels and a formidable draw back to the Harbour of Ayr as an Emporium of trade. - At a short distance above the Harbour are the "Twa Brigs" rendered famous by the humourous poem of Burns which bears that title -
Stat. Acct [Statistical Account] of Ayrshire

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