Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Of Cairnryan

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Cairnryan is a linear settlement, looking across the main A77 road to Loch Ryan. It was established in 1701, when Lochryan House was built, along with many of the houses, in the North End of the village, for workers on the Lochryan Estate. Into the 1800s, Cairnryan was an important staging post on the coach route to Ayr, with half a dozen inns along this short stretch of coast. It also achieved a less desirable reputation as a haunt of highwaymen preying on that same passing traffic. WWII saw the building of some sections for the two Mulberry harbours in Cairnryan, these were floating ports on which the allies depended after D-Day. The village is important in maritime history, with two ferry services connecting Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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