Ailsa Craig (Scots Gaelic: Creag Ealasaid) is an island o 99 hectares (240 acres) in the ooter Firth o Clyde, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) frae mainland Scotland, upon which blue hone granite wis quarried tae mak curlin stanes. The nou uninhabitit island is formed frae the volcanic plug o an extinct volcano.

Ailsa Craig
Gaelic name[Creag Ealasaid] error: {{lang}}: text haes italic markup (help)
Meanin o nameElizabeth's rock or Fairy rock
Ailsa Craig is locatit in Sooth Ayrshire
Ailsa Craig
Ailsa Craig
Ailsa Craig shawn within Sooth Ayrshire
OS grid referenceNX019997
Coordinates55°15′N 5°07′W / 55.25°N 5.11°W / 55.25; -5.11
Physical geography
Island groupFirth o Clyde
Aurie99 hectares (240 acres)[1]
Aurie rank150=[1][2]
Heichest elevation338 m (1,109 ft)
(a Marilyn)
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Cooncil aurieSooth Ayrshire


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Haswell-Smith (2004) p.2
  2. Aurie an population ranks: thare are c. 300 islands ower 20 ha in extent an 93 permanently inhabitit islands war leetit in the 2011 census.
  3. Naitional Records o Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. Get-a-map (Map). 1:25,000. Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  5. Mac an Tàilleir (2003) p.3

Coordinates: 55°15′7″N 5°6′59″W / 55.25194°N 5.11639°W / 55.25194; -5.11639