Monday, June 30, 2008

Beautiful island Ailsa Craig in Scotland

Ailsa Craig is an island in the outer Firth of Clyde, Scotland where granite was quarried to make curling stones. "Ailsa" is pronounced "ale-sa", with the first syllable stressed.

The island is located approximately 16 km (10 miles) west of Girvan. 2 miles in circumference and rising to 338 metres, the island consists entirely of a volcanic plug of an extinct volcano that might have been active about 500 million years ago.. It belongs to the administrative district of South Ayrshire, in the ancient parish of Dailly.

There is a lighthouse on the east coast facing the mainland and a ruined keep of uncertain origins perched on the hillside above.

Ailsa Craig is a 1,114 feet high volcanic rock that protrudes from middle of the Firth of Clyde. With the Ayrshire town of Girvan being only ten miles east of the Craig, some local boat owners offer trips around the rock.

credited to wikipedia

11 comments:

Chanelle said...

You've got an acute eye for capturing the beauty of a place.

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Incredible. Ailsa Craig is very beautiful is island of Scotland. I was there 2 years before. It is very beautiful small country . I can't express its beauty only with my words.

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