TTB’s 3 Fascinating Facts About Ailsa Craig

The Travel Bug enjoys a good jaunt around his home nation of Scotland as he always finds so many interesting places to explore.  Today was no different, when his Human was busy working on the beautiful West Coast, he flew off to have a closer look at 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 Ailsa Craig.  Al 64 stones used in the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 were produced with Scottish granite. 
  • Ailsa Craig lies halfway between Glasgow and Belfast, off the West Coast of Scotland and is only accessible by boat. 

  • It is home to the UK’s 3rd largest Gannetry and is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Area because it is home to 73,000 breeding sea birds.


Do you have any other fascinating facts about Ailsa Craig to share with the Travel Bug?



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