Ayrshire

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Ayrshire

or

Ayr,

former county, SW Scotland. Ayrshire became part of the Strathclyde region in 1975. In the local government reorganization of 1996, Strathclyde was dissolved and the council areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire were created in part from the former territory of Ayrshire.

Ayrshire

1. a historical county of SW Scotland, formerly part of Strathclyde region (1975--96), now divided into the council areas of North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, and East Ayrshire
2. any one of a hardy breed of brown-and-white dairy cattle