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About The McKechnie Institute

The McKechnie Institute is located at the intersection of Ailsa Street and Dalrymple Street in the town of Girvan in South Ayrshire. Built in the Scottish Baronial style with some Renaissance detailing, its architects McKissack & Rowan of Glasgow, also designed Girvan's North Parish Church. The ground floor originally contained a library, reading room and ladies room, with a billiards room and a Librarian's house on the first floor.

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Stair Park

Stair Park

0.43km from The McKechnie Institute

Stair Park is Girvan's shorefront park and remnants of the sand dunes from which it was created can still be seen in its undulating form. The park features a bandstand, all weather tennis & netball courts, skatepark, football pitch and a football stadium. The park and stadium were named after the Earl of Stair, who bequeathed the land to the local authorities.

Girvan Harbour Lighthouse

Girvan Harbour Lighthouse

0.45km from The McKechnie Institute

A majestic lighthouse which was located in the heart of South ayrshire and it offers beautiful views and it is quiet interesting to visit an d to know the history of this lighthouse.

Girvan Beach

Girvan Beach

0.46km from The McKechnie Institute

Girvan is one of Ayrshire's most popular beaches, and the town offers a variety of traditional seaside activities. Girvan enjoys spectacular views over Ailsa Craig, a wildlife and bird haven, the Firth of Clyde, the isle of Arran and Mull of Kintyre on a clear day. Sit on the shore and admire the wonderful views towards the Isle of Arran and the Mull of Kintyre. Watch the boats using the harbour, and you may even spot a visiting seal.

Victory Park

Victory Park

0.58km from The McKechnie Institute

Victory Park is one of the main venues in Girvan for community events such as football matches, gala days and Lowland Gatherings. There is also a children's play area, formal rose garden and "Victorian" shelter.

Girvan Golf Course

Girvan Golf Course

0.59km from The McKechnie Institute

Girvan Golf Course is one of eight fine courses owned and managed by South Ayrshire Council. Although a municipal course it provides the only golf in Girvan and there is a thriving independent local club with the members having facilities within the municipal clubhouse. Although not of Championship standard, Girvan provides a golfing test of considerable charm and aesthetic pleasure.

Grey Hill

Grey Hill

5.55km from The McKechnie Institute

Grey Hill is a summit in the region or range in Scotland. Grey Hill is 297 metres high. All the walking routes up Grey Hill on Mud and Routes can be found. The walking route and range ends at Kennedy's Pass about 1 mile north of Lendalfoot, 5 miles south of Girvan.

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South Ayrshire Council

South Ayrshire is one of thirty-two council areas of Scotland, covering the southern part of Ayrshire. It borders onto Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire.

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