An article from

'The Topographical, Statistical, and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland'

Published by A.Fullarton and Co. - 1848


DALGAIN, the ancient name of the parish and village of Sorn, in the district of Kyle, Ayrshire, and still occasionally applied to the village. An estate in the parish also retains the name. The village, consisting of one row of houses, is situated on the north side of the road from Ayr to Muirkirk, in a beautiful holm, having the river Ayr in front, and overhung from behind by a winding bank covered with natural wood. It has annual fairs on the second Tuesday of March, O.S., and on the first Monday of November, N. S. Its inhabitants are chiefly agricultural labourers, colliers, and quarriers. Population about 300.





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