River Stinchar

The River Stinchar at Knockdolian, South Ayrshire.
Ardstinchar Castle 22 and the bridge over the river

The River Stinchar is a river in South Ayrshire, Scotland. It flows south west from the Galloway Forest Park to enter the Firth of Clyde at Ballantrae, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) south-southeast of Ailsa Craig.

It is reputed poet Robert Burns fished the river, and despite being impressed by its beauty, was unable to find words to rhyme with the name.[citation needed]

Coordinates: 55°06′N 5°00′W / 55.100°N 5.000°W / 55.100; -5.000

In the mid-20th century, William MacFarlane and his family, who lived in nearby Pinmore Lodge among 900 acres (360 hectares), built motor boats under the brand of Stinchar Craft.

See also

Kilwinnet

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