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TITLE
Sunset at campsite, Machrihanish
EXTERNAL ID
PC_WDOWNIE_026
PLACENAME
Machrihanish
DISTRICT
Kintyre
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Campbeltown
DATE OF IMAGE
1969
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
W Downie
ASSET ID
30203
KEYWORDS
surfing
tourism
Royal Air Force
railways
Sunset at campsite, Machrihanish

Machrihanish lies on the shore of Machrihanish Bay, five miles west of Campbeltown on the west coast of the Kintyre Peninsula. It was once linked to Campbeltown by a narrow-gauge railway but this closed in the 1930s. Salt was once manufactured at Machrihanish by evaporating sea water and the place became known as 'Salt Pans' or 'Pans'. Today the area is known for its golf course (designed by Tom Morris) and its windsurfing beaches. Campbeltown Airport - formerly RAF Machrihanish - is located near the village and is a significant local employer

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Sunset at campsite, Machrihanish

ARGYLL: Campbeltown

1960s

surfing; tourism; Royal Air Force; railways

W Downie

Machrihanish lies on the shore of Machrihanish Bay, five miles west of Campbeltown on the west coast of the Kintyre Peninsula. It was once linked to Campbeltown by a narrow-gauge railway but this closed in the 1930s. Salt was once manufactured at Machrihanish by evaporating sea water and the place became known as 'Salt Pans' or 'Pans'. Today the area is known for its golf course (designed by Tom Morris) and its windsurfing beaches. Campbeltown Airport - formerly RAF Machrihanish - is located near the village and is a significant local employer