Glen Sannox

A broad U-shaped glaciated valley in NE Arran, Glen Sannox extends northeastwards from the high peaks, descending to Sannox Bay on the east coast of the island. The Sannox Burn flows within the valley. Barytes was mined here in the 19th century and again between the First and Second World Wars. The mineral was used as a white pigment in paint, and in the manufacture of paper, porcelain, textiles, leather and linoleum. The remains of adits, shafts, spoil heaps and a narrow-gauge mineral railway can still be seen. The hamlet of Sannox lies at the foot of the glen.

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