January Light: Ailsa Craig (1)

Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde is the volcanic plug of an extinct volcano. In the 16th century the island was a haven for Catholics during the Scottish Reformation, but today it is an uninhabited bird sanctuary. In addition, it is the source of granite for almost all curling stones.

Here, it is seen from Troon under the last rays of December sunlight. After today’s twilight view, I’ll return to it tomorrow in daylight.

Part of Becky’s January Squares Challenge: words ending in light.

40 thoughts on “January Light: Ailsa Craig (1)

  1. Dr Sock January 11, 2020 / 21:44

    The source of granite for almost all curling stones! Worldwide? If so, I have touched granite from Ailsa Craig.

    Jude

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  2. Denzil January 11, 2020 / 18:27

    Super shot. Wouldn’t fancy living there for any length of time. But I guess it was better than what awaited them on the mainland.

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  3. Erica/Erika January 11, 2020 / 14:20

    Stunning photo! Likely many unique birds find sanctuary here, Anabel. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. maristravels January 9, 2020 / 19:38

    Awwwwww!

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  5. bob January 9, 2020 / 00:43

    Nice sunset. It’s a great island.

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