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Classification and Statistics

Settlement Type: town
Population (2001): 43588    
(1991): 44307
(1981): 52083
(1971): 48787
(1961): 47509
(1951): 42123
(1901): 34161
(Parliamentary Burgh)
(1881): 23038
(1871): 22963
(1861): 22619
(1851): 21443
(1841): 19398

Tourist Rating: Two Stars
Text of Entry Updated: 21-MAR-2015

Latitude: 55.6083°N Longitude: 4.4987°W
National Grid Reference: NS 427 378
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Andrew Barclay and Company were important railway locomotive manufacturers, established in Kilmarnock in 1840, building steam and, later, diesel engines. Brush-Barclay still represent an important employer in the town in 2008, refurbishing diesel and electrical multiple units at their Caledonia Works.

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