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Kilmarnock(kĭlmär`nək), city (1991 pop. 51,799), East Ayrshire, SW Scotland. An industrial town in a mining area, it has industries that manufacture carpets, hosiery, farm and hydraulic machinery, whiskey, and shoes. Its textile industry (bonnets) dates from 1603; its dairy industry is also well known. Robert BurnsBurns, Robert,
1759–96, Scottish poet. Life
The son of a hard-working and intelligent farmer, Burns was the oldest of seven children, all of whom had to help in the work on the farm.
..... Click the link for more information. 's first poems were published there in 1786; the Burns Monument has a museum.
a city in Scotland (Great Britain) near Glasgow at the mouth of the Irvine River. Population, 47,800 (1970). Kilmarnock has machine-building, shoe, textile, knitted-wear, and food industries. Nearby are coal mines. Kilmarnock has long had a large cattle market.