PRESTWICK is a small city located in Ayrshire, Scotland on the Firth of Clyde. Although situated by the sea, Prestwick’s primary industry during the Twentieth Century has been associated with aviation. Jetstream Aircraft has been a mainstay of Prestwick’s economy since 1935.
Robert Burns, Scotland's renowned poet, was born in the village of Alloway just down the road from Prestwick. Scotland has more golf courses per capita than any other country. Prestwick itself maintains three, including the world famous Golf Club where the first Open Golf Championship was played in 1860. Prestwick is Scotland's oldest Baronial Burgh and the Scottish King Robert the Bruce is said to have found relief from his ailments here in the early 1100's by drinking water from "Bruce's Well". Since 1973 Prestwick has been governed by the Larger Council or Kyle and Carrick, a provost/council form of government.
Vandalia is very pleased to be associated with Prestwick and is looking forward to a long and satisfying relationship with our new Scottish friends.