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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 28 December 14 21:08 GMT (UK) »
A very old map with totally wrong coatline but here is an Aird - opposite Lamlash/Holy Island


http://maps.nls.uk/view/00000428#zoom=6&lat=3965&lon=4058&layers=BT


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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 28 December 14 21:12 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 28 December 14 21:14 GMT (UK) »
Excellent find Gadget there no name on that promontory on modern maps well done!  Yep that must be it and within Kilbride Parish too.  My eyes now > :D
Ireland, Co Antrim: Kerr; Hollinger; Forsythe; Moore
Ireland, Co Louth: Carson; Leslie
Ireland, Co Kerry: Ferris
Scotland, Perthshire/Glasgow:  Stewart
England, Devon/Cornwall: Ferris, Gasser/Jasser/Jesser, Norman

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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 28 December 14 21:18 GMT (UK) »
You beat me to it, but I spotted this one:

http://maps.nls.uk/view/00000276

Seems to be Kingscross Point now?

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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 28 December 14 21:26 GMT (UK) »
Yours has a more up to date coastline, Nell .

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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 28 December 14 21:27 GMT (UK) »
You beat me to it, but I spotted this one:

http://maps.nls.uk/view/00000276

Seems to be Kingscross Point now?

Nell

During WW2 there was a boom across that end of the bay I suspect naval officers may have renamed the point.  ::)
Ireland, Co Antrim: Kerr; Hollinger; Forsythe; Moore
Ireland, Co Louth: Carson; Leslie
Ireland, Co Kerry: Ferris
Scotland, Perthshire/Glasgow:  Stewart
England, Devon/Cornwall: Ferris, Gasser/Jasser/Jesser, Norman

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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 28 December 14 21:41 GMT (UK) »
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NLS Maps are wonderful, aren't they  :)

Sure are - found a place related to OH's family on Arran just recently - doesn't exist on modern maps, I worked it out that its under the middle of a forestry plantation.

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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 28 December 14 22:25 GMT (UK) »
My thanks to all, especially Little Nell. The map I had records Kings Point off King's Cross.
It's in the area of my research. Thanks again.

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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 31 January 15 19:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,
First time I've noticed a post re Arran. I'm from Arran, have never heard of Aird but when I looked at the map Gadget linked to, it points to the Lamlash area as it appears to be next to Cordon although spelled differently on that map. I will however ask my elderly mother as she is more likely to know than me. If it is in Kings Cross, I know there is an old Roman fort but never heard of a castle. If there was my mum will know as that's where she grew up.
Any one else needing any Arran tips or hints do feel free to ask and I'll check out the Aird reference.
And yes Kilbride parish covers from the east to the south of the island then it becomes Kilmory parish.
Isle of Arran/Ayrshire - Reid, Dick, McConnell, Purden/Purdie, Allison, McKirdy/McCurdie, Tennant, Hamilton, Bowles
Renfreshire -Port Glasgow - Purdie/Purden, McKirdy/McCurdie/McReady
Eastwood Parish/Pollokshaws area, Glasgow - Campbell, Dick, McLachlan/McLauchlan/McLoughlin/McLaughlan, Edgar, McFarlane, Norris, Gray,
Linlithgow/New Kilpatrick/Milngavie - Dick, Edgar
Edinburgh/Leith/Milngavie/Stirling - John Reid
Belfast/County Derry/Magherafelt - Murray, McCormick, McCormack