Ayr united football club are a scottish association football team based in ayr, south ayrshire, that plays in the second division of the scottish football league. formed in 1910 after the merger of former clubs ayr parkhouse f.c. and ayr f.c. (the latter being a prior merger of ayr thistle f.c. and ayr academicals f.c. in 1879), their nickname is "the honest men", taken from a line in the poem "tam o' shanter" by scotland's national poet, robert burns. they play at somerset park.