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Scottish Gaelic: Muileann nam Piùirneachan
Pirnmill, Isle of Arran, Scotland.JPG
Village store, Post Office and restaurant in the centre of Pirnmill
Pirnmill is located in North Ayrshire
 Pirnmill shown within North Ayrshire
OS grid reference NR871442
Civil parish Kilmory
Council area North Ayrshire
Lieutenancy area Ayrshire and Arran
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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
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Coordinates: 55°38′42″N 5°22′59″W / 55.645°N 5.383°W / 55.645; -5.383

Pirnmill (Scottish Gaelic: Muileann nam Piùirneachan) is a small village on the north-west coast of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Pirnmill is within the parish of Kilmory.[1] 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.

Ancient burial ground on the coast, just north of Pirnmill. Kintyre is in the background.


  1. ^ "Details of Pirnmill". Scottish Places. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 

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