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Did you know that the parish church in Fairlie near Largs is unique in possessing a weather vane shaped like a yacht? It was commissioned as a memorial by the family of local yacht designer William Fife, and represents what he thought the zenith of his career, the yawl Latifa. Fairlie is still involved in yacht-building and restoration.

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