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Paddys milestone

By EMAC
Ailsa Craig is an island in the outer Firth of Clyde, Scotland
From the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries, the island was quarried for its rare type of micro-granite with riebeckite (known as "Ailsite") which is used to make curling stones. As of 2004, 60 to 70% of all curling stones in use were made from granite from the island. The floor of the Chapel of the Thistle in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh is also made of this rock.
An alternative name is Paddys milestone as it lies midway between Belfast and Glasgow.

Tags: Landscape Scotland Seascape Landscape and travel Ailsa craig Wildlife and nature Portraits and people

Voters: LexEquine, imagesbybrian, RonnieAG and 1 more


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LexEquine 10 19 United States
23 Jul 2010 1:49AM
Excellent scenic water capture & image rendition with fine color, clarity, & nice composition. Nice work with the 400D. Regards...LEx

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23 Jul 2010 2:53AM
fantastic shot.. would love to see that..
EMAC 6 Northern Ireland
23 Jul 2010 11:37PM
Thanks for the comments guys.

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