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AILSA CRAIG Ailsa Graig Mungo Guthrie Ailsa Craig is situated in the Firth of Clyde about ten miles distant form the nearest part of the coast of Ayrshire. It rises abruptly from the sea to the height of 1100 ft. On the E. [East] side the contending tides have brought together a great quantity of boulders and shingle which forms the only convenient landing place for boats and larger vessels. The high columnar cliff which nearly surrounds the island is the most striking feature. The hill beyond the cliff is composed of long ridges of rock and intermediate grassy platforms and slopes. Ailsa is composed of a single rock no difference being perceived between the amorphous and the columnar parts. The whole mass must be considered as one of the numerous modifications of the agents of the trap family. Numerous trap veins traverse the rock. They are of considerable dimensions, and from the abrupt form of the cliffs expose their courses for great space. There are upon the island a Keeper's house. The ruins of a projected fishing station and old castle in ruins, and some fine spring wells.
The island is the property of the Marquis of Ailsa

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Ailsa Graig Parish of Dailly

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