Catrine is a small village of around 2000 inhabitants. Although now-a-days, it is a sleepy byway, Catrine has a vibrant history as an ancient cotton mill town at the forefront of 19th century technology. The village nestles in a sheltered valley in beautiful rural Ayrshire with the often tumultuous river Ayr running through its heart (providing excellent fishing in season).
Although originally conceived by the mill owners as a model village for their workers, today Catrine comprises an eclectic mix of ancient heritage buildings and modern housing and the mill itself is long since gone. The welcome though, is as friendly and warm as it ever was and Catrine folk will love to tell you about the village and its history.
Come by and sit a while, walk the banks of the river, or explore the history abounding in the surrounding Ayrshire countryside. Youíll be glad you did.