Sliddery

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Sliddery
Scottish Gaelic: Slaodraidh
Sliddery is located in North Ayrshire
Sliddery
Sliddery
 Sliddery shown within North Ayrshire
OS grid reference NR931230
Council area North Ayrshire
Lieutenancy area Wigtown
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district KA27
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°27′27″N 5°16′24″W / 55.457400°N 5.273413°W / 55.457400; -5.273413

World War I (and II) memorial between Sliddery and Lagg at the Ross Road intersection.

Sliddery (Gaelic: Slaodraidh) is a tiny hamlet located on the Southwest coast of the Isle of Arran in Scotland. The village is situated near the Ross road between Lagg and Blackwaterfoot. The name Sliddery is thought to have been derived from the Gaelic denoting dragging or trailing, but another story has it that it was here that a band of marauding Vikings were butchered when attempting to settle in Sliddery Water valley and that the name has something to do with slaughter or massacre. Nowadays, the hamlet sits upon the hill high above the estuary, about half a mile from the shore. Various lanes lead down to a pebble beach, which offers views across the Kilbrannan Sound to Ireland and Ailsa Craig.