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Strathclyde Windscreens has been repairing and replacing windscreens across West Scotland for 30 years and in that time, we have built up a lot of local knowledge! So we decided we’d focus a series of our blogs on some of the locations we love working in best!

This week it’s;


Like much of Scotland, Irvine has some ancient history. However, as it turns out, very few places can claim to be quite as ancient as ol’ Irvine. In fact, Irvine is one of the oldest places to have been inhabited continually in all or Europe. And in nearby Dreghorn (now on the outskirts of Irvine) there is the oldest archeological evidence of people in Scotland. We like to think that the first ever Scots are from this neck of the woods!

In the medieval era Irvine became one of the most important places in Scotland, both as a military base and as a home to three of Scotland’s Kings. In time Irvine went on to become one of Scotland’s major ports and has a wealth of nautical history (and the home of Scotland’s Maritime Museum).

The oldest pub in Irvine, is the 16th century Ship Inn on Harbour Street. Something of a Irvine institution, the Ship Inn is much loved by locals and the occasional mobile Strathclyde fitter, who always enjoy a good hearty pub lunch there. Other claims to fame are that for a wee while Robbie Burns lived and worked (learning to “heckle”) here and Irvine even has the oldest Burns Club in Scotland. And let’s not forget our very own Nicola Sturgeon was born here too!

We always love a visit to Irvine, so remember that Strathclyde have a stellar team of mobile glass fitters happy to help if you suffer a crack or chip that needs roadside assistance. And if you need to drop your vehicle off with us, be reassured that we work extremely quickly and efficiently to minimise any inconvenience to you.

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Irvine from the river, Scotland-LCCN2001706027by Ashley Van Haeften

Licensed under CC-BY 2.0

Original source via Flickr