Ailsae Craig

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Ailsae Craig
Gaelic name[Creag Ealasaid] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help)
Meanin o nameElizabeth's rock or Fairy rock
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Ailsa Craig shawn within Sooth Ayrshire
OS grid referenceNX019997
Coordinates55°15′N 5°07′W / 55.25°N 5.11°W / 55.25; -5.11
Physical geography
Island groupFirth o Clyde
Aurie99 hectare (240 acre)[1]
Aurie rank150=[1][2]
Heichest elevation338 m (1,109 ft)
(a Marilyn)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieSooth Ayrshire

Ailsae Craig[6] (Inglis: Ailsa Craig Scots Gaelic: Creag Ealasaid) is an island o 99 hectare (240 acre) in the ooter Firth o Clyde, 16 kilometre (9.9 mi) frae mainland Scotland, upon which blue hone granite wis quarried tae mak curlin stanes.[citation needit] The nou uninhabitit island is formed frae the volcanic plug o an extinct volcano.[citation needit]

The rock is mentioned in the Burns sang Duncan Gray, ti confer the deafness o the chiel's wife Meg.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c Haswell-Smith (2004) p.2
  2. Aurie an population ranks: thare are c. 300 islands ower 20 ha in extent an 93 permanently inhabitit islands war leetit in the 2011 census.
  3. Naitional Records o Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  5. Mac an Tàilleir (2003) p.3
  7. "Duncan Gray". The Robert Burns World Federation. Archived frae the original on 20 September 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2020.

Coordinates: 55°15′7″N 5°6′59″W / 55.25194°N 5.11639°W / 55.25194; -5.11639

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