Kilmory, Arran

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Kilmory
Scottish Gaelic: Cill Mhoire
Scotland, Isle of Arran, Kilmory church.JPG
Kilmory church
Kilmory is located in North Ayrshire
Kilmory
Kilmory
 Kilmory shown within North Ayrshire
OS grid reference NR961218
Civil parish Kilmory
Council area North Ayrshire
Lieutenancy area Ayrshire and Arran
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF ARRAN
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
List of places
UK
Scotland

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

Kilmory (Scottish Gaelic: Cill Mhoire) is a tiny village on the south coast of the Isle of Arran, located on the coastal road between Lagg and Kildonan. Kilmory is also the parish of the western side of the Isle of Arran.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

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

Community[edit]

The Torrylinn Creamery at Kilmory

The village itself is no more than a few houses, a shop, a church[4] and a Post Office. At the East end of the village is the Torrylinn creamery, which produces Arran Dunlop,[5] the silver medal winner in the British Cheese Awards 2002.

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.[6] 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.[7] 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. ^ "Parish of Kilmory Map". Scottish Places. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Torrylinn Water, Arran". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Arran, Torlin". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Arran, Kilmory Parish Church". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Overview of Torrylinn Creamery". Scottish Places. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Post Office Kilmory - Isle of Arran (North Ayrshire) • Opening Hours". OpeningHoursPostOffice.co.uk. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cheers! Kilmory Social Club opens for business". The Arran Banner. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 

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