Corrie, Arran

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Coordinates: 55°38′40″N 5°08′17″W / 55.64441°N 5.138019°W / 55.64441; -5.138019

Corrie
Scottish Gaelic: An Coire
Corrie Hotel.jpg
Corrie Hotel and Beer Garden
Corrie is located in North Ayrshire
Corrie
Corrie
 Corrie shown within North Ayrshire
OS grid reference NS025434
Council area North Ayrshire
Lieutenancy area Ayrshire and Arran
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district KA27
Dialling code 01770
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament North Ayrshire and Arran
Scottish Parliament Cunninghame North
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Corrie (Scottish Gaelic: An Coire) is a village on the north east coast of the Isle of Arran in Scotland, 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Brodick. It lies 2 miles (3.2 km) due east under the island's highest mountain, Goat Fell. A path from High Corrie 34 mile (1.2 km) to the south, provides access to the hillside. Corrie, and its northern neighbour, Sannox, lie approximately halfway between Brodick and Lochranza.

The village used to be a regular stop for steamers circumnavigating the island, passengers embarking by way of a rowing boat from the "ferry rock". The ferry rock is located midway between the village's two quays. The southernmost quay is known as the "sandstone quay". This harbour and quay used to be the location where sandstone blocks from the nearby quarry were shipped to the mainland, and huge pieces of stone can still be seen. The sheep bollards on the quay walls were moved to Corrie after they were used in the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival. The northernmost quay is "Corrie port" and was also used for shipping products to other locations on the island, the mainland and other islands. Small coastal cargo vessels of a type known as the Clyde puffer were a common sight in the port and the sandstone quay during their heyday. There was also a limestone "mine" in the village, which has a roof lined with fossils of Gigantoproductus.

Just to the north of Corrie's close neighbour, Sannox, the main A841 road leaves the shore and climbs north west over North Glen Sannox towards Lochranza. Corrie Golf Club is located here which was founded in 1892. This 9 hole, 3896 yard hillside course offers magnificent views over the Firth of Clyde and the Arran mountains.

Population has been falling: in January 2008, only 15 pupils attended the village's primary school, and the number was expected to further drop to 5 by 2012.[1]

High Corrie, nestling above the village, has long been favoured by artists and was home to Robert McLellan.[citation needed]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Braiden, Gerry (28 January 2008), "Parents unite to fight 'rushed' closure of school", The Herald, retrieved 2008-12-10