GLENBUCK, a village in the parish of Muirkirk,
district of Kyle, Ayrshire. It stands in a wild and secluded situation
among the mountains, near the road between Ayr and Edinburgh. Some
ironworks in its vicinity, erected and for some time carried on by an
English company, occasioned its being built for the housing of the
miners. But the works having, a considerable period ago, been
abandoned, the village has been falling into decay.