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Scotland Council Quiz - East Ayrshire

Can you guess these facts about the Scottish council area of East Ayrshire?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 22, 2021
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Largest town in East Ayrshire and the administrative centre of the council area
Kilmarnock
The only motorway in East Ayrshire
M77
Darvel born scientist and microbiologist who is best known for his discovery of penicillin
Alexander Fleming
One of these iconic WW2 fighter aircraft crashed into the above loch in 1941. It was
recovered in 1982 and subequently restored
Spitfire
River which begins near Loudounhill and enters the sea near its namesake town
Irvine
Biographer and Laird of Auchinleck who is best known for 'The Life of Samuel Johnson'
James Boswell
East Ayrshire rock band whose album 'Opposites' topped the UK Albums Chart
Biffy Clyro
Freshwater loch in the south of East Ayrshire
Loch Doon
Astronomical observatory, located on a hilltop due to its low levels of light pollution
Scottish
Dark Sky
Observatory
Centrally located town at the confluence of the Glaisnock Water and the Lugar Water
Cumnock
Grocer from East Ayrshire, who gave his name to what would become one of the world's
most famous whisky brand names, despite being a teetotaler himself
Johnnie Walker
Born in Riccarton in 1764, Sir James Shaw later took up this leading civic post in London
Lord Mayor
Andrew Fisher, born in Crosshouse, went on to be Prime Minister of this distant country
Australia
Glenbuck is the birthplace of this football manager who is best known for the success he brought to Liverpool
Bill Shankly
John Boyd Orr, of Kilmaurs, was a teacher, doctor, physiologist and politician who was
awarded this Nobel Prize for his scientific research into nutrition
Peace
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