ⓘ Churchill Barracks

                                     

ⓘ Churchill Barracks

The barracks were built on the south side of Ayr Harbour as part of the British response to the threat of the French Revolution in 1795. In 1873 a system of recruiting areas based on counties was instituted under the Cardwell Reforms and the barracks became the depot for the two battalions of the 21st Royal Scots Fusiliers Regiment of Foot. Following the Childers Reforms, the regiment evolved to become the Royal Scots Fusiliers with its depot in the barracks in 1881.

The barracks was renamed the Churchill barracks in honour of Winston Churchill, a former battalion commander of the regiment, in 1942 during the Second world war. The regiment was merged with the highland light infantry to form the Royal highland Fusiliers in Redford barracks in Edinburgh in 1959. The building was demolished in 1967 and the site was converted for use as the entertainment center of the Citadel.

                                     
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