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|Ailsa Craig (Scottish Gaelic: Creag Ealasaid) is an island in the outer Firth of Clyde, Scotland where granite was quarried to make curling stones. "Ailsa" is pronounced "ale-sa", with the first syllable stressed. The now uninhabited island is formed from the volcanic plug of an extinct volcano.|
The island was a haven for Catholics during the Scottish Reformation in the 16th cent...
|Kays of Scotland company in Mauchline is a company that makes the Curling stones used at the Winter Olympics, World Championships and other tournaments. They also repair used stones so they run as new.|
They get the special green granite rocks for the stones from the island Ailsa Craig on the West coast of Scotland. Allthough Ailsa Craig today is a bird sanctuary and the use of dy...
|A mobile home park on the site of an old RAF radar placement. Gun turrets & other structures still in place.||02/08/2007||282|
|The Open Championship is the oldest of the four major championships in men's golf. |
It is the only major held outside the USA.
The event takes place every year on one of nine historic links courses in the United Kingdom
The nine courses in the current rota are:
* Old Course at St Andrews
* Carnoustie Golf Links, ...
|Keiko was captured near Iceland in 1979 and sold to the Icelandic aquarium in Hafnarfjörður. Three years later, he was sold to Marineland in Ontario, where he first started performing for the public and developed skin lesions indicative of poor health. He was then sold to Reino Aventura, (now named Six Flags Mexico) an amusement park in Mexico City, in 1985.|
The publicity from hi...