One of the biggest selling singles in British history is not based on romance, love nor lust. No, in fact, as Ayr’s residents will (probably not) want to tell you, it’s based on one the Mull of Kintyre. Yes, Sir Paul McCartney’s legendary vocals call out memories and longing to be on the Mull, which sits visible from the Ayr coastline. It’s unknown as to how much pride this instils in locals, yet its a must for any new student to take in the view whilst humming the tune.
As a town in itself, Ayr offers a relaxed, attractive setting for students to begin their higher education. The University of the West of Scotland, which is made up of three campuses in Ayr, Paisley and Dumfries, is one o the newest universities in Scotland. The Ayr campus caters more for the creative subjects, and features some of the finest media facilities in Scottish higher education. This gives the student body a creative air, adding to scenic campus setting on the shores of the River Ayr. Local attractions include the birthplace of Robert Burns and the famous Royal Troon golf course, and the race course offers excitement on race days.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- Scotlands Rural College
- The University of the West of Scotland
Student Accomodation in Ayr
Famous scot and poet Robert Burns was born just south of Ayr
Legendary Scottish King Robert the Bruce was born just south of Ayr
The inventor of tarmac (and hence modern road-building) John Loudon McAdam is from Ayr.