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55°18′41″N4°33′05″W / 55.3114°N 4.5515°W / 55.3114; -4.5515 Coordinates: 55°18′41″N4°33′05″W / 55.3114°N 4.5515°W / 55.3114; -4.5515

Straiton is a village on the River Girvan in South Ayrshire in Scotland. It lies in the hills between Kirkmichael, Dalmellington, Crosshill, and Maybole.


Straiton was mainly built in the 18th century to house mill workers and weavers working in Glasgow and Paisley. In 1846 it had 1363 inhabitants. [1]

Straiton Parish Church was built in 1758. [2] Traboyack House, the former manse, was built in 1759. [3]

Local attractions include:

Straiton was the main location for the film The Match, where two rival pubs played against each other in an annual football match as a challenge. However, since the village has only one pub, a house was used as a pub for filming.

Community public toilets

The village's public toilets were closed by South Ayrshire Council in 2008 and subsequently re-opened under the management of the village community. Donations are invited to cover the £3,500 annual running costs.

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  2. "Straiton Parish Church". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 7 April 2023.
  3. "Traboyack House, Straiton". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 7 April 2023.
  4. "Colonel Hunter Blair's monument". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 7 April 2023.