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The Glenfield Ramblers

Boat to Ailsa Craig

Period:
20th Century
Description:
This is an image of the Glenfield Ramblers on one of their many expeditions, this time a boat journey to study the seabird colonies on the rock of Ailsa Craig.  Known locally as 'Paddy's Milestane', Ailsa Craig is also home to Scotland's only quarry where granite is collected for the purpose of producing curling stones.  A massive volcanic plug, the rock is probably the most instantly recognisable landmark off the coast of the south west of Scotland and remains a haven for thousands of seabirds such as gannets which make their home there.
Materials/Media:
glass plate negative
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAGP028n
Creation Date:
1935
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council