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.