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 Aisla Craig.  All 64 stones used in the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 were produced with the Scottish stone.

Speed Bonnie Boat

Ailsa Craig lies halfway between Glasgow and Belfast, off the West coast of Scotland and is only accessible by boat.  Or if you have wings…hehehe


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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