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Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway

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Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway

Cairnryan is a small Scottish village in Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway on the eastern shore of Loch Ryan. The village is important in maritime history.
Post townSTRANRAER
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyWigtownshire
OS GridNX0668
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01776
Population142 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway has been known in the past

Cairn Ryan

Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Cairn Ryan, seaport vil., Inch par., NW. Wigtownshire, on Loch Ryan, 5½ miles N. of Stranraer; P.O., T.O. On Cairn Ryan Point is a lighthouse, with fixed light (Loch Ryan) seen 12 miles.

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