Print Companies in Ayr
Ayr, in Scotland, is located on the Firth of Clyde and is also known as the ‘Auld Toun’. Ayr is the largest town in Ayrshire and it lost out on its bid for city status to Stirling, when in 2002 it competed with three other towns as part of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Ayr has been a royal borough for over 800 years, since 1205.
Like many towns in Scotland, Ayr has a rich history. Robert The Bruce once held Scotland’s first Parliament in Ayr, at St.John’s Tower, and William Wallace supposedly burnt alive some English soldiers in retaliation for hanging prominent Scotsman in the town.
Ayr is a much friendlier place now though.
Unlike much of Scotland in the 19th century, Ayr did not transform into a manufacturing town. It kept its roots as a quite county town, with its own flourishing industries.
Today, Ayr is a popular tourist destination in Scotland, with its own beach and thriving tourist trade. Ayr is second only to Glasgow, which is just over 30 miles away, in the region for tourism. The tourism trade in Ayr is enough to keep print companies in Ayr busy producing all of the flyers and posters required.
Ayr is perhaps best known as being in the centre of Burns Country. Burns himself once wrote about his love of Ayr:
Auld Ayr wham ne’er a toun surpasses
For Honest Men and Bonnie Lasses
The National Trust for Scotland’s most visited location also resides in Ayrshire; Culzean Castle. The castle was used for smuggling in 1700s as it sits atop a maze of caves on the coast.