Ailsa Craig

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Ailsa Craig, sometimes referred to as the Granite Jewel of the Firth of Clyde, is an island that sits in the outer Firth of Clyde.
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About Ailsa Craig
Ailsa Craig, sometimes referred to as the Granite Jewel of the Firth of Clyde, is an island that sits in the outer Firth of Clyde. Around 99 hectares in size, Ailsa Craig is comprised from a volcanic plug from an extinct volcano.

It is currently owned by a nature conservation trust as it contains some of Europe's most important bird colonies. This includes the continent’s biggest gannet colony and a significant number of puffins. It's blue hone granite is also good for the manufacture of curling stones, two-thirds of stones in us today are made from it.
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