The Cumbraes

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The Cumbraes are a group of islands in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. The islands belong to the traditional county of Bute and the modern unitary authority of North Ayrshire.

The main islands in the group are:

These two islands are separated from each other by a broad sound called The Tan and from the Scottish mainland by a busy shipping channel known as the Fairlie Roads.

There are also a number of uninhabited islets in the group:

The Cumbraes are referred to as the Kumreyiar in the Norse Saga of Haakon Haakonarson.[1]

The Cumbraes seen from the Haylie Brae. Note Arran and Bute beyond.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "cömbröɣ" "Brittonic Language in the Old North". Scottish Place-Name Society. Retrieved 14 Sept 2011.

Coordinates: 55°46′5″N 4°55′13″W / 55.76806°N 4.92028°W / 55.76806; -4.92028