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#ailsacraig – Is it a snip for £1.5 million? Ailsa Craig, the definitive iconic rock at the mouth of the Firth of Clyde, and known to folk on both sides of the North Channel as "Paddy's Milestone" as it's exactly midway on the ferry route from Glasgow to Belfast, is for sale.
Apart from being a useful turning point for offshore races from both Scotland and Northern Ireland, it is also the world's leading source of curling stones, though with global warming reducing natural ice rinks, that could well be a declining market. Forty miles from the Irish coast, but just nine miles from the coast of Ayrshire renowned for its association with Robert Burns, "The Craig" could be just the ticket for anyone who wants to become a millionaire. You only have to be a billionaire in the first place, and then buy Ailsa Craig.......details here
ailsacraig – K. Halliwell's 'She of the North' was the winner of Friday's Hamilton Shipping 50th Anniversary Ailsa Craig Race staged by the Royal Ulster Yacht Club.
The largest entry was class 1 in the twenty-three boat fleet followed by the CYCA Non-spinnaker Class. A new Class 5 was added for smaller boats.