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Jl Hl.S.isliind iii the Frith of Clyde, between Ayr-
shire and Kiiityie, extends twenty-four miles iu
length by twelve broad. It isdivided into two parislies,
each extending the full length of the whole Is-
land. Arran is noted for its heiring fisliing, which
employ.s from 200 to 2.'i0 wherries, which is a
great support to the inhabitants, so much so, that in
a good season, it will bring in several thousand
pounds. The people, iu general, are occupiers of
small pieces of ground, on the produce of which
they live. . The ruins of the old church of Kilbride
aie'still remaining. A new church was built in the
village of Lamlash, in the year 1774. The air i.s
very'salubrious, and the peojde live to a great age. —
Arran is a noted place for black game and grouse, hs
well as red deci', which are to be found on the hills
behind the minister's house, Lamlash. At the east
end of the road are some tall obelisks, which seem
to have been druidical circles or places of worship.
POST OFFICE, Lamlash.— Po*/ Master, Mr. Geo. Hodge. The mail arrives on Tuesday, Tlmrs-
day, and Saturday, and is despatclied on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Here isalustlcc of peace court on thcfiret Monday of
each month for the recovery of small debts, and the
punishment of petty offences. Arran castle, the
seat of the Duke of Hamilton, is situated on a rocky
bank, which rises from the north side of the Bay of
Brodick. This bank is part of a peninsular eleva-
tion, or .shoulder, projected from the base of Goat-
fell, which mountain overlooks the three kingdoms;
its height is supposed to be 2,950 feet above the
level of the sea. Arran forms a part of the county
of Bute. The Duke of Hamilton, being superior
of the Island, allows the surgeon 120/. per annmu,
and to the two packets 96/. to kec]) them in repair.
—The population of the Island, in the year 1821,
amounted to 6,541 ; the greater part of which ii<
employed in agriculture. Lamlash has three annual
fairs, viz.— the last Wednesday of October, the last
week iu May, and at Lammas, for horses, &©.
Jmtlcei of the Peace.
Patersou John, esq. Lamlash
Lamlash Established Church — Rev. Jno.Stuert, | Stodd;u-t John, esq. Brodick
KiLMORY EsTAnLisHED Church— Rcv. Augus Mc I
Millan, Minister i Kilmory— William Eaglesham, Master
SiNNox Independent Chapel— Rev. Alexander Mc Brodick- Robert Gray, Master und Clerk to the
Kay, Minister Justice of Peace Court
I Lamlash— Alexander Mc Kinzie, Master
Fullarton John, esq. Kilmichael,
G'lniore Colonel, Crninla, Currie
Hamilton Jas. esq. of Hohu head,
Holy IrilaiHl
Mc Allister Major, Spring Bank,
Paterson Adam, esq. Silver Bank,
Shannon Captain, Bennecarrlgun,
Si)icrs Mat. Chuighog, Kilmory
Stoddart John, surgT-on, Brodick
Beveridge JI. exciseman^ Brodick
Blair Walter, innkeeper, Lamlasii
Brown Alex, blacksmith, Brodick
Brown John, joiner, Brodick
Clark Alex, baker, Lamlash
Dow Jas. stone mason, Lamlash
Fullarton Alex, tailor, Lamlash
Henderson Thos. carpenter and
smith, Lamlash
Jamicson Rt. innkeeper, Brodick
Mc Bride John & Samuel, shoe-
makers, Lamlash
Mclntire Angus, draper, Lamlash
Mc Kiunon John, innkeeper, Kil-
Mc Kinzie Donald, innkeeper,
INic Murchy William, carpenter,
Mc Nicol Duncan, dyer & cloth
dresser, Lamlash
Me Nish Arch, grocer and spirit
dealer, Lamlash
Reid Chas. landvvaiter, Brodick
Robertson William, shoemaker,
Scott Jas. stone mason, Lamlash
Shaw Jas. baker, Lamlash
Wilson John, exciseman, Schisk
(During Summer)
Arrives from Glasf^ow at Biodick and
Lamlash, every Salurday, & returns
on Mondav.
Sail Packets from Brodick and Lam-
lasii to Ardiossaii. every day, alter-
Jl HIS improving and much visited sea bathing
place is charmingly situated on the larger Ciimbrae
Isle, (the lesser "being nearly Ojjposite) and po>ses-
ses a good harbour with about ten feet of water at
spriug tides, and is the station appointed for the
Revenue cutter. The number of inhabitants is now
very considerable, though 60 years ago a single fish-
erman's hut was the only building. The principal
object of attention is a beautiful marine pavilion in
the pointed style of architecture, belonging to the
Earl of Glasgow, who is proprietor of nearly two-
thirds of the Isle, I he remainder belonging to the
Marquis of Bute. The parish school is a peculiarly
neat structure, late.y eiected. The resident iidiabi-
tants are principally fishermen, and also weavers,
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and a spirit of industry is here seen , rarely equalled",
as these nien not only weave nearly the whole day,
but spend their night on the watery deep, and are
all of them mastei-s of their own boats. The two
Isles of Cumbrae form part of the county of Bute,
and together form one parish. Tlie [)opulation of
the largei' is about 600 persons ; it is divided into
nine farms, parts of which are well cultivated, and
wheat produced, and several ioaproving plantations
are to be seen. It is situated about four miles from
Lai-gs, to which place there is a regular ferry boat,
ready at all hours of the day. On the lesser Cum-
brae is a iiglit house, but only two families reside
upon it, oiiL' a farmer's, the other the keeper's of
the litrbt.

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