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Lamlash, a village in Kilbride parish, on the E side of Arran Island, Buteshire. Standing on the NW shore of Lamlash Bay, 5 ½ miles S by E of Brodick, and 15 miles in direct line by sea SW of Ardrossan, it chiefly consists of one long string of houses, and is a favourite summer sea-bathing resort, enjoying regular steamboat communication with Brodick, Ardrossan, Rothesay, and Greenock. It has a good stone pier, a post office, with money order, savings' bank, and telegraph departments, a branch of the Bank of Scotland, two hotels, a public school, and the new parish church of Kilbride. Lamlash Bay, with a horse-shoe outline 5 miles in extent, opens westward from the Firth of Clyde, between Clauchlands Point and Kingscross Point; measures 2 7/8 miles across the entrance, nearly three-fifths of which are occupied by Holy Isle; and, being sheltered from every wind, is a first-rate natural harbour of refuge.—Ord. Sur., shs. 21, 13, 1870.

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