Saltcoats (Scottish Gaelic: Baile an t-Salainn) is a small town on the west coast of North Ayrshire, Scotland. The name is derived from the town's earliest industry when salt was harvested from the sea water of the Firth of Clyde, carried out in small cottages along the shore. It is part of the 'Three Towns' conurbation along with Ardrossan and Stevenston.
Seafront and part of the Saltcoats skyline, 2013
|Population||12,640 (mid-2016 est.)|
|OS grid reference|
|• Edinburgh||77.6 mi (124.9 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|