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Home of a vigorous congregation

John R Hume reports on the history of a spiritual and physical landmark in an Ayrshire village.


THE part of Ayrshire in which Dreghorn sits benei ts from the situation of the Isle of Arran, to the west, which intercepts much of the rain which would otherwise fall on the mainland.

The land of the Dreghorn area was notably rich and fertile, even before the agricultural improvements of the mid- 18th-century. The associated construction of a road network meant that the main route between the port of Irvine and Kilmarnock ran through the hamlet, which became Dreghorn village.

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