Port Logan

Port Logan, umwhile Port Nessock, is a smaw veelage in the pairish o Kirkmaiden in the Rhins o Gallowa, in the historical coonty o Wigtounshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland. The Scots Gaelic name is Port Neasaig.

Port Logan
Port Logan is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Port Logan
Port Logan
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
OS grid referenceNX097405
• Edinburgh110 mi (177 km)
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54°43′23″N 4°57′23″W / 54.72315°N 4.95644°W / 54.72315; -4.95644Coordinates: 54°43′23″N 4°57′23″W / 54.72315°N 4.95644°W / 54.72315; -4.95644
View ower the herbour o Port Logan oot intil the Erse Sea: Telford's bell tour is clear veesible
Port Logan
Port Logan Fishpownd

Port Nessock Bay is noo aw that remeens o the wastren end o a kyle that in post-glacial times separatit the main pairt o whit is noo the Rhins o Gallowa fae three smawer islands til its sooth.[1] Thare wis a ruint pier in the bay in 1790, at that time kelp an pasper (samphire) wis ingaithert on the coast til the sooth.[2]

The veelage wis planned; it wis creatit bi Colonel Andrew MacDowall (Douall), the laird o Logan, in 1818. MacDowall biggit a quay an bell tour designt bi Thomas Telford an a causeyed road leadin tae thaim. This causey mart the viewin seawart o the existin hooses on the Lawer Road (Laigh Row), whase woners MacDowall expectit tae flit til a new Upper Road; in the event, thay walcame't the shelter it providit fae the gell onshore winds, an prefert tae stey pit, thou subsequent maist o thaim addit a seicont storey so rekiverin some o the sea view.

Chairacter an faceelitysEedit

Faceelitys include a veelage haw that uised tae be the local lifeboat station. It is rin bi a local comatee an is completely sel-fondin. In recent years it haes been uised for a range o social events sic as waddins an tae celebrate Hogmanay an St Andra's Day. It is whiles uised for meetins o the Kirkmaiden Community Cooncil.[3] Thare is a wee pairt-time post-office, as weel as a smaw mercat gairden supplyin local businesses an the public.

For a couple o years until 2006 thay includit an aw a newly built cafe wi braw views cried the Butterchurn; houiver, this ane wis syne closed, and covertit intil a preevat hoose.

Tourist attractionsEedit

The Logan Fish Pownd, Logan Botanic Gairden, an Logan Hoose Gairden is nearby. Logan Fish Pownd wis built an aw bi Colonel Andrew McDouall, oreeginal as a fish laidner for Logan Hoose in 1788 an completit aboot 1800, wi a Keeper's Cot an Bathin Bothy that staunds yet as pairt o the modren Logan Fishpond Marine Life Centre. As o 2016, the Fishpond, the auldest naitural marine aquarium in the UK, gin no the warld, is a tourist attraction yet, appent again unner new management. The storey o Logan Fishpownd can be fund at the wabsteid o Historic Scotland. [1]

Media associationsEedit

The veelage wis uised atween 2001 an 2003 as the settin for a faur ben BBC series, Two Thousand Acres of Sky starnin actress Michelle Collins

2017 saw the filmin o The Vanishing (umwhile Keepers) starnin Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, an newcomer Connnor Swindells.[4]

USAAF Douglas C-47 skroilEedit

On 27 Julie 1944, twa Douglas C-47 Skytrains (ane wis serial nummer 42-93038) o the Unitit States Airmy Air Forces wis on a flicht fae Filton til a stap at Prestwick afore fleein on til the Unitit States. The flicht wis transportin woundit sodgers. The flicht encoontert bad wather, an the pilot o 42-39030 tried tae win altitude tae get clear o the clifts. The C-47 skroilt intil the clift side at Port Logan, whaur aw 22 passengrs an crew dee'd.[5]

ReferencesEedit

  1. Whittow, J B (1977). Geology and Scenery in Scotland. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 63. ISBN 0-14-021867-X. OCLC 3690635.
  2. Statistical Account of Scotland , vol 5, page 429; republished 1983
  3. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 8 Apryle 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Gerard Butler's lighthouse mystery movie hits the big screen". www.bbc.co.uk/news (in Inglis). 29 Mairch 2019. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2019.
  5. Aviation Safety Network 19440727-0