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Fairlie

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Fairlie is a village in North Ayrshire, Scotland.Location and statusFairlie sits on the eastern shore of the Firth of Clyde and looks across to the Isle of Arran and the Cumbraes.It is currently little more than a commuter village, with few businesses still running within Fairlie. These include the "Village Inn" (a pub and restaurant), a petrol station, a deli, a Chinese takeaway and a small gift and flower shop.According to the 2001 census, Fairlie counted 1,510 residents.Fairlie House near Gatehead, Ayrshire in East Ayrshire was named after the Fairlie family of Fairlie; it previous name had been Little Dreghorn.HistoryKing David I of Scotland appointed Sir Richard de Morville, a Norman, to hold land in Scotland. Thus he became High Constable of Scotland and Lord of Cunninghame, Largs and Lauderdale. This piece of land was later sub-divided among Richard's relatives and friends, and, in the 13th century, the land of Fairlie was held by the de Ros (or Ross) family of Tarbert, the land to the North was held by the Boyle family and to the South by the Sempill family.
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