Ayrshire, Scotland. Noted natives and past residents included; John Kerr FRS, born 17 December 1824, died 15 August 1907, who was a Scottish physicist and a pioneer in the field of electro-optics. He is best known for the discovery of what is now called the Kerr effect; Calum Kennedy, born 1928, died 2006, was a popular exponent of Scottish Gaelic song in the 1950s and 60s, ran a hotel in Ardrossan towards the end of his life; Flying Officer Kenneth Campbell, recipient of the Victoria Cross, came from Ardrossan.
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