Saltcoats

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.

Saltcoats
Town

Seafront and part of the Saltcoats skyline, 2013
Saltcoats
Location within North Ayrshire
Population12,640 (mid-2016 est.)[1]
OS grid referenceNS245415
 Edinburgh77.6 mi (124.9 km)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSALTCOATS
Postcode districtKA21
Dialling code01294
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55.6352°N 04.7896°W / 55.6352; -04.7896