is a former Scottish Football League
club from Ayr
. They were formed in 1879 by a merger of the Ayr Thistle and Ayr Academical football clubs. Their initial home ground was Springvale Park, which they left in 1884 to play home fixtures at Beresford Park, which they in turn left in 1888 to move to Somerset Park
, the current ground of Ayr United
, who were formed in 1910 when Ayr F.C. merged with fellow Scottish Football League members Ayr Parkhouse
. Ayr F.C. won their first ever game at Somerset Park 3-0 against English
side, Aston Villa F.C.
Ayr F.C. had spent 13 seasons in the Scottish League Division Two, with a best finish of third place which they managed on three occasions. They never managed to win promotion above this level. The team's home strip is usually white.
Formed 1879. Defunct 1910.
Grounds: 1879-1884 Springfield Park. 1884-1888 Beresford Park. 1888-1910 Somerset Park.
Colours: 1879?-1910? Crimson & gold halved shirts, white shorts, crimson with gold top socks.
- A brief reference to Ayr FC is contained at