The sheltered coastline from Gourock to Ayr gave rise to holiday resorts and steamer ports for the recreation of the people of Glasgow
This is Burns' Country, with Scotland's national poet being born at Alloway,near Ayr, and getting much of his inspiration from the countryside round it.
Golf is taken seriously with course at Troon, Turnberry and Ayr being of world standard.
Glasgow grew out of the Industrial Revolution, with shipbuilding on the Clyde. Today the shipbuilding is gone, and Glasgow is re-establishing itself as a city of culture
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