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Trindlemoss Loch, Scotts Loch or the Loch of Irvine was situated in a low-lying area running from Ravenspark to near Stanecastle and down to Lockwards, now represented only by the playing fields off Bank Street in the Parish of Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland.The loch was natural, sitting in a hollow created by glaciation.
The harbour for Irvine has a long history and once was one of the most prominent ports in Scotland after Glasgow.
Across from the main harbour itself there was a terminal for the ICI-Nobel Explosives plant on the River Garnock.
It has been suggested that it was during this exile that he learned the skill of land reclamation.
One interpretation of the placename is that it means 'green river' as in the Welsh river named Irfon.
Irvine Harbour is home to a unique and distinctive building which marked the tide level.
It was built in 1906 and devised by Martin Boyd, the harbourmaster at that time.What is certain is that the Irvine district was enormously important in the middle ages.The most intriguing evidence concerns Irvine’s links with early monarchs and officers of post-Norman Scotland.The loch waters were progressively drained and in 1691 this was finally achieved.The loch and its adjacent land was purchased by the Reverend Patrick Warner (minister in Irvine 1688-1702),who had sought refuge in the Netherlands after the Battle of Bothwell Bridge.A parish in Annandale in Dumfriesshire has the name Irving.