CAIRNRYAN, a village, in the parish of Inch, county of Wigton, 6 miles (N. by E.) from Stranraer; containing 196 inhabitants. It is seated on the east side of Loch Ryan, and has a safe harbour, with good anchorage, affording shelter to vessels entering into, or coming from, the Frith of Clyde, in adverse weather. The village is well situated for foreign trade, and also adapted for ship-building; there is a place of worship for members of the Free Church.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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