Tag Archives: Firth of Clyde

Buteshire

BUTESHIRE County in the Firth of Clyde in southwestern Scotland, consisting the islands of Bute and Arran and some smaller islands.   In area it was 29th of the 33 Scottish counties and 30th in population. In 1975 it became part … Continue reading

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Bute

BUTE Island in the Firth of Clyde, once part of Buteshire, now in the Argyll & Bute unitary authority in western Scotland. The island belonged to the Norse Kingdom of the Isles, but it was lost some time in the … Continue reading

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Ayrshire

AYRSHIRE County in southwestern Scotland, with shores on the Firth of Clyde.  The Sheriff at Ayr, who first appeared in the reign of William the Lion (certainly by 1207, possibly by 1197), had jurisdiction over the districts of Cunningham, Kyle … Continue reading

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Arran(2)

ARRAN(2) The largest island in the Firth of Clyde in western Scotland, close to the Kintyre peninsula.  It was part of the Kingdom of Mann & the Isles, which was ceded to Scotland by Norway in 1266, though it was … Continue reading

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