Kilmory, Arran

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The Torrylinn Creamery at Kilmory

Kilmory (Cill Mhoire in Gaelic) is a tiny village on the south coast of the Isle of Arran, located on the coastal road between Lagg and Kildonan. The village itself is no more than a few houses, a shop, a little chapel and a Post office. Southwest of the village are the Kilmory Cairns (including Torrylin Cairn), a set of Neolithic chambered cairns in which skeletal remains and a flint knife were found. At the East end of the village is the Torylinn creamery, which produces Arran Dunlop, the silver medal winner in the British Cheese Awards 2002.

Many islanders visit Kilmory on a regular basis to take in the stunning natural beauty of the area, including the unspoilt and lengthy beach.

In early 2007, the village suffered a devastating loss of amenities, with the village shop, tearoom and public bar all closing. The Post Office was relocated to the Public Hall and is open there from 10am to 2pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.[1] The village post box has also been relocated to the public hall car park.

To address the problem of no longer having a local public bar the village established a social club, the 1934 Club, based at the public hall. This opened in the spring of 2013. Full membership is open to residents and those who work in the district, associate membership is available to anyone sponsored by two existing members, and temporary membership is available to anyone wishing to avail themselves of the facilities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ PO Branch Finder. "Post Office". 

Coordinates: 55°26′53″N 5°13′23″W / 55.448°N 5.223°W / 55.448; -5.223