About The Name

“It’s all in a name”

Something we are often asked is, “What does Stinstoun mean?” 🧐

Stinstoun (pronounced stin-ston) is an old name for Stevenston, and it’s also our home town. In this old map from circa 1636, it shows Stinstoun (Stevenston), Kerylaw (Kerelaw), Saltcotts (Saltcoats), and Minfod (Montfode), though there is no direct mention of Ardrossan as that didn’t actually exist as a town until more than 150 years later.

If you are interested in local history and want to find out more about the “Three Towns”, follow the Three Towns Explored page (click here) which is updated regularly with interesting facts and previously unseen photos.