Pirnmill

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Pirnmill (Scottish Gaelic: Muileann nam Piùirneachan) is a small village on the north-west coast of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Unlike many of the other villages on the island, Pirnmill's etymology is not rooted in the Gaelic or Norse heritage of Arran. Rather Pirnmill takes its name from a mill that historically stood there until 1840, which produced pirns (wooden rods used in weaving).

Early inhabitants of Pirnmill made a living through fishing or crofting, but later the village became a tourist destination, with many Clyde steamers stopping at the pier constructed there. This declined after the construction of a pier at Lochranza on the north of the island. Pirnmill no longer has a jetty or a harbour; boats are simply pulled up the beach.

Pirnmill has a church,village shop,restaurant and a B&B. Two miles north of the village, halfway between Pirnmill and Catacol, there is an ancient burial ground close to the shore.

Village store, Post Office and restaurant in the centre of Pirnmill
Ancient burial ground on the coast, just north of Pirnmill. Kintyre is in the background.

Coordinates: 55°38′N 5°23′W / 55.633°N 5.383°W / 55.633; -5.383