Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Another Arran View

This view of Arran was taken from the disused Bogside Racecourse which hosted the Scottish Grand National until it was transferred to Ayr in 1966. It lies in the junction of the rivers Irvine and Garnock, just north of Irvine. Apparently the track was used for point-to-point until about 1991. There was even a Bogside Racecourse Railway Station on the Ayrshire line for this course at one time.

The 2 mile right-handed racecourse is still walkable and many of the concrete posts which held the rails are still visible. However the road down to the racecourse beyond the Golf Course has to be negotiated with considerable care!

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