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  1. Auchinleck

    Auchinleck is a village five miles south-east of Mauchline, and a couple of miles north-west of Cumnock in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Near the village is Auchinleck House, past home of the lawyer, diarist and biographer James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck. Auchinleck has much been associated with the coal mining industry and the village was expanded after WWII with the addition of a number of houses referred to as Back Rogerton. The closure of the collieries at High House in 1983 and nearby Barony in 1989, as well as the closure of the Curries soft drinks factory, and the closure of the Co-op shops almost wiped out Auchinleck's reason for existence. The restoration of Barony A Frame, part of the former Barony Colliery, and the opening of Dumfries House to the public, as well as a local community initiative is slowly bringing a sense of pride back to this devastated village. The famous Junior Football club, Auchinleck Talbot, play at Beechwood park in the village. Auchinleck has three public schools: St Patricks, Auchinleck Primary and Auchinleck Academy which teaches pupils from Drongan, Catrine, Ochiltree, Mauchline, Muirkirk and Sorn as well as students from Auchinleck.

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  1. Auchinleck

    a village 15 m. E. of Ayr, with the mansion of the Boswell family.

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