Monday, July 27, 2015

The Travel Bug's 3 Fascinating Facts About Ailsa Craig, Scotland

Can you see Ailsa Craig in the background??
  • 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.