infobox UK place
country = Scotland
population= 14,766 (2001 Census)
Ayrshire and Arran
constituency_westminster= Central Ayrshire
postcode_district = KA10
Troon is a town in
South Ayrshire, Scotland. It is situated on the west coast, about eight miles north of Ayrand three miles northwest of Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. Lying across the Firth of Clyde, the Isle of Arrancan be seen. Troon is also a port with freight and ferry services — the P&OExpress to Larneand a yacht marina. In May 2006, a ferry service to Campbeltownwas added.
In the 2001 census the population of Troon, not including the nearby village of Loans but including the Barassie area, was estimated at 14,766 — a 4.77% increase on the 1991 estimate of 14,094 [General Register Office for Scotland] .
Troon is famous for its
Royal Troon golfcourse, one of the hosts to the Open Golf Championship. The course is chosen to host this annual event roughly every seven years.
Troon Harbour played a notable part in the development of the town for many years. It was home to the
Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, which constructed many vessels for worldwide customers but mainly small passenger and various merchant vessels. The fishing fleet from Ayr moved to Troon Harbour and a revitalisation of the abandoned section of the harbour started. An approach road was constructed to connect to a P&O terminal which operates a service to Ireland. The Seacat high speed ferry service briefly operated from Troon Harbour but has now ended.
Troon Harbour is now a fishing port, yachting marina, seasonal passenger ferry port and Ro-Ro ferry terminal for timber and containers. The shipbuilding industry at Troon Harbour ended in 2000 [ [http://www.ruleworks.co.uk/Ayrshire/troon-harbour.asp Visit Ayrshire and Arran: Troon Harbour and Marina] ] .
The name 'Troon' is derived from the Gaelic "An t-Sron", meaning 'The Nose' or 'The bill' and a look at a map shows how it got this name. This could equally, however, have derived from Old Welsh. In various deeds, the spelling is given as "Trune", "Trone", "Truyn", and "Trwyn". Nevertheless, the Scots Gaelic etymology is consistent with that of Stranraer (An t-Sròn Reamhar - The Fat Nose) located further south on the coast. [I.M. McIntosh, Old Troon, 1969]
The town is served by
Troon railway station. Troon has its own secondary school, Marr College.
Troon is also the birthplace of C.K. Marr, who left a considerable fortune upon death to the people of Troon. [ [http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/MERC/page6.html Marr Educational Resources Centre] ]
SeaCat were most notable for opening Troon as a passenger harbour back in
1999. They were "copied" by P&O Irish Sea in 2003. SeaCatclosed the following year in 2004.
Johnny Adair, loyalist paramilitary and former member of the Ulster Defence Association/Ulster Freedom Fighters [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/northernirelandassembly/story/0,,1713177,00.html 'I'm no threat to anyone.' Why the war is over for Mad Dog Adair] — "The Guardian" newspaper article, 19 February2006.]
Alan Hutton, footballerFact|date=August 2008
Colin Montgomerie, golferFact|date=August 2008
Gary Jardine, fisherFact|date=August 2008
Andrew Cotter, BBC Sports BroadcasterFact|date=August 2008
Liam James Troon, local bush man with a passion for fashionFact|date=September 2008
Richard McTaggart, boxerFact|date=August 2008
Ronni Ancona, actressFact|date=August 2008
* McPherson, I (2000) "Old Troon"
* Wylie, Stewart C. and Wilson, James (1991) "Troon in Old Picture Postcards"
* MacIntosh, I.M. (1969) "Old Troon"
Colin Montgomerie- Golfer
Gordon Brown (rugby player)- the legendary "Broon frae Troon"
James Logan (footballer)- Footballer
Laigh Milton viaduct- the Kilmarnock and Troon rail-way or tramway.
*http://www.troon-promotions.com [Click on the above for Troon Business, Tourism & Community Information ]
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