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Shalloch on Minnoch

A mountain of the Carrick district of South Ayrshire, Shalloch on Minnoch rises to a height of 769m (2522 feet) 9 miles (14 km) south of the settlement of Straiton. This peak is classified as a Corbett. Loch Girvan Eye sits 2 miles (3 km) to the northeast, Aldinna Loch 3 miles (5 km) to the northwest and the peak of Polmaddie Hill 3 miles (5 km) to the west. Geologically, Shalloch on Minnoch represents the westernmost extent of the Loch Doon Igneous Complex, a mass of granite injected into the Silurian sedimentary rocks of the Southern Uplands of Scotland around 400 million years ago.


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