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Kilmarnock (Scottish Gaelic: Cille Mheàrnaig, "Meàrnag's church") is a large burgh in East Ayrshire, Scotland with a population of 46,350, making it the 15th most populated place in Scotland and the second largest town in Ayrshire. The River Irvine runs through its eastern section, and the Kilmarnock Water passes through it, giving rise to the name 'Bank Street'. Kilmarnock is often shortened to 'Killie', especially when it is referenced in a footballing situation. Kilmarnock is the main town within East Ayrshire, and the East Ayrshire HQ is located on London Road in Kilmarnock, leading to the villages Crookedholm and Hurlford, which furthermore leads to Loudoun. The first collection of work by Scottish poet Robert Burns, Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect, was published here in 1786, and became known as the Kilmarnock volume. The internationally distributed whisky brand Johnnie Walker originated in the town in the 19th century. Protest and backing from the Scottish Government took place in 2009, after Diageo, the owner of Johnnie Walker announced plans to close the bottling plant in the town after 289 years. In recent years, Kilmarnock has been used for musical acts and film locations. Rock band Biffy Clyro were formed in the town in a primary school in the mid-1990s. The 2001 film, Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001) was shot in the town as was Manhunt (2004).

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A place in United Kingdom, Kilmarnock is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A gripping city on its own right, Edinburgh also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from Kilmarnock and set some time aside to explore the Edinburgh. Dotted with places like Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard, The Royal Mile; it will definitely be a good idea. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Kilmarnock*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kilmarnock

    Know the pollution level of Kilmarnock before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.68 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 49.07 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.39 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 39.81 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.59 (Very Low)
  • Kilmarnock: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kilmarnock for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kilmarnock.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.77 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.88 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 49.37 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25.21 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.45 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.24 (Low)
    • Attacks 49.79 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 65.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.85 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.07 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 54.38 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.67 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.23 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kilmarnock - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kilmarnock is 185.27 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 54.56 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.78 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.3 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.26 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.52 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 84.89 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.56 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 115.79 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kilmarnock

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kilmarnock

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.24 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.61 USD

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