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The village Ochiltree lies on the main Ayr - Cumnock Road.
Ochiltree is one of the oldest villages in East Ayrshire with relics being found that indicate Stone and Bronze age settlers however the name - meaning a high place - is believed to have British origins.
The main street of Ochiltree is flanked by traditional single storey cottages that climb a gentle slope . One of these former cottages was the House of the Green Shutters made famous by the novel of that name written by George Douglas Brown, a former son of the village.As with other Ayrshire villages many of the working men of Ochiltree were previously employed in the pits - the Barony being the last. Traditionally some were employed in agriculture in the surrounding area which has provided a number of seasonal opportunities.
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