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Ballantrae, South Ayrshire

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Ballantrae, South Ayrshire

Ballantrae is a community in Carrick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The name probably comes from the Scottish Gaelic Baile na TrĂ gha, meaning the "town by the beach". It is the setting of the novel The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson. Geologically, Ballantrae has lent its name to a subdivision of the Arenig group, which is the name applied to the lowest stage of the Ordovician System.
Administrative CountySouth Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNX0882
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

Other names by which Ballantrae, South Ayrshire has been known in the past

Baile Na Traigh

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

Ballantrae, coast par. and fishing vil., SW. Ayrshire, on Stinchar river, 13 miles SW. of Girvan, 33,561 ac., pop. 1442; vil., pop. 426; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. It is the centre of the SW. fishery district.

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