Water of Coyle

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Coyle or Coila (popularly Kill), a stream of Kyle district, Ayrshire. It rises in the S of Ochiltree parish close to the boundary with Coylton, and winds 14½ miles north-westward to the river Ayr, at a point 3¾ miles E of the town of Ayr. It makes a cascade, 25 feet wide and 15 feet in fall, under the ridge on which stands Sundrum House; its yellow trout are good, but not over plentiful; and at Millmunnoch, on its bank, Burns makes the ' Poor and Honest Sodger' return to his ain dear maid.

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