TTB’s 3 Fascinating Facts About Ailsa Craig

‘The Travel Bug enjoys a good jaunt around his home nation of Scotland and he decided to take a closer look at Ailsa Craig…’

Today was no different, when his Human was busy working on the beautiful West Coast, he flew off the mainland to check out one of Scotland’s most recognisable landmarks; Ailsa Craig.  This is what he found out from the birdies that live there…


The finest curling stones in the world are harvested from granite found on Aisla Craig.  All 64 stones used in the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 were produced with the Scottish stone.  Travel Bug knows that Scottish curling stones are the best in all the world, but he can’t lift them up because they’re far too heavy for little bugs…

Speed Bonnie Boat

Ailsa Craig lies halfway between Glasgow and Belfast, off the West coast of Scotland. The massive rock is only accessible by boat.  Unless you can fly, obviously…


The rock is home to the UKs 3rd largest gannetry (TTB thinks this is where Gannet birds live…) and is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area.  It is home to more than 73,000 breeding sea birds.

Do you have any more fascinating facts about Ailsa Craig to share with the Travel Bug?
Hasta pronto, amigos!



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