North Carrick Trail References

CARRICK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrick,_Scotland

– `The word “Carrick” comes from the Gaelic word carraig, meaning “rock” or “rocky place”,[1] and may preserve an earlier name from Brittonic carreg, which has a similar meaning (Welsh carreg).[3] Compare the English crag – from the Celtic.[4]`

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galwegian_Gaelic

https://www.academia.edu/38215140/Galloway_Gaelic_and_Old_Welsh

 Galloway: The Lost Province of Gaelic Scotland

EDITED BY MICHAEL ANSELL, RONALD BLACK & TED COWAN 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ainmean-%C3%80ite%20na%20h-Alba/101137013304700/

https://spns.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Alan_James_Brittonic_Language_in_the_Old_North_BLITON_Volume_II_Dictionary_2019_Edition.pdf

ROBERT THE BRUCE AND THE YEW

https://scotlands-yew-trees.org/tag/robert-the-bruce/

https://www.lussestates.co.uk/news/robert-the-bruce-yew-tree-named-in-queens-green-canopy

https://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/threat-to-ancient-scots-yew-uks-oldest-tree-as-tourists-rip-off-branches-for-souvenirs-633219

THE GAELIC ALPHABET

WALTER KENNEDY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Kennedy_(poet)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flyting_of_Dunbar_and_Kennedie

https://archive.org/details/bookwallace00clubgoog/page/n179/mode/2up?view=theater

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_III_of_Scotland

LITERARY AND CULTURAL TOURISM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-52964639

– Dumfries and Galloway’s literary links aim to aid post-pandemic recovery

There are groups within Carrick who will be able to help with the promotion and development of cultural and historical tourism within the area:-

GEOLOGY

https://www.agatesofscotland.co.uk/ayrshire/dunure%20area/dunurearea.html

https://www.agatesofscotland.co.uk/ayrshire.html

What are Agates? – National Museum of Scotland

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/natural-sciences/heddle-collection/heddle-collection/agates/

https://www.nms.ac.uk/media/148978/heddle-trail.pdf

CYCLE PATHS –

THE CULZEAN WAY – ACTIVE TRAVEL AND TOURISM IN NORTH CARRICK AND CARRICK AS A WHOLE

https://www.theculzeanway.org/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G9ApsVE0gi2XPDzfoIOlVJ08BfocrH04/view

 – The Culzean Way Community Engagement Survey – Final Report

See the survey, especially the comments, which are excellent. Too often it’s the naysayers who put a dampener on good developments. The suggestions of cycle links, building upon the old Dunure Maidens light railway, would give a huge advantage to the whole of North Carrick in terms of tourism. Physical links are vital for tourism. Cycle tourism encourages people to stay longer and experience a slower, more relaxing pace which enables them to experience nature and landscape close-up.

This was my contribution to the Active Travel plans for the area:-

This gives information about the original railway:-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maidens_and_Dunure_Light_Railway

Fiona Sinclair, 28th January 2024