Shiskine

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Shiskine
St Molios, Shiskine 450730.jpg
The church, dedicated to St Molios who was a hermit on Holy Isle
Shiskine is located in North Ayrshire
Shiskine
Shiskine
Location within North Ayrshire
OS grid referenceNR911298
Civil parish
  • Kilmory
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townISLE OF ARRAN
Postcode districtKA27
Dialling code01770
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°31′05″N 5°18′29″W / 55.518°N 5.308°W / 55.518; -5.308Coordinates: 55°31′05″N 5°18′29″W / 55.518°N 5.308°W / 55.518; -5.308

Shiskine (Scottish Gaelic: An t-Seasgann) is a small village on the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. The village is within the parish of Kilmory.[1] Sitting further up the "Shiskine Valley" from the village of Blackwaterfoot, the village takes its name from a corruption of the Gaelic for "marshy place". Much of the area was essentially a swamp years ago, but now comprises farm land.

The village has its own primary school[2] and local church.[3] There is also an ancient stone circle at Cnoc Ballygowan close by to the village, purportedly of Pictish origin.[4] Shiskine is close to the peaks of Beinn Nuis and Beinn Bharrain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Shiskine". Scottish Places. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Shiskine Primary School". Education Scotland. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Saint Molaise's Chapel, Pien, Arran". Canmore. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Site Record for Arran, Cnoc Ballygowan". Canmore. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 13 August 2014.

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