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Firth of Clyde

Portencross
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Photographs of the village of Portencross in the Firth of Clyde on the Ayrshire Coast of Scotland

Castle at Portencross

Castle at Portencross

The site has been fortified since the 13th Century.
The present building is thought to date from the 14th Century
and later, when the castle was moved from the nearby Auld Hill
 to its present site overlooking the harbour




Castle at Portencross

Castle at Portencross


Harbour at Portencross

Harbour at Portencross



Pier at Portencross

Pier at Portencross

The pier was built in the days when steamer cruising was popular in the Firth of Clyde
 However the pier was never used as much as other locations such as 
Largs, Fairlie or Wemyss Bay




Pier at Portencross

 Pier at Portencross



Escarpment at Portencross

Escarpment at Portencross






Isle of Little Cumbrae from waterfront at Portencross

Isle of Little Cumbrae from waterfront at Portencross





Pier at Hawking Craig

Pier at Hawking Craig





Hunterston nuclear power station

Hunterston nuclear power station

The  Hunterston B has generated electricity since 1976.
 It currently generates up to 1000 MW and is due to operate until 2023.

Hunterston A is adjacent to Hunterston B and is currently being decommissioned





Millport on the Isle of Great Cumbrae

Millport on the Isle of Great Cumbrae





"Three Sisters" of the escarpment at Portencross

The "Three Sisters" of the escarpment at Portencross





Waterfront at Portencross

Waterfront at Portencross




Map of Portencross area

Map of Portencross


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