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Lochranza, North Ayrshire

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Lochranza, North Ayrshire

Lochranza is a village located on the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. The population, somewhat in decline, is around 200 people. Lochranza is the most northernly sited of Arran's villages and is located in the north-western corner of the island. The village is set on the shore of Loch Ranza, a small sea loch. Ferries run from here to Claonaig on the mainland.
Post townBRODICK
Administrative CountyNorth Ayrshire
Traditional CountyButeshire
OS GridNR9350
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01770

Other names by which Lochranza, North Ayrshire has been known in the past

Loch Ranza

Lochranza, North Ayrshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Lochranza, vil., in N. of Arran isl., Firth of Clyde, at head of Loch Ranza, 13 miles NW. of Brodick; P.O.; on a promontory adjacent are the ruins of Lochranza Castle, an ancient royal hunting seat.

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