NS3220 : The end of the Lang Scots Mile at Ayr

taken 2 years ago, near to Ayr, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

The end of the Lang Scots Mile at Ayr
The end of the Lang Scots Mile at Ayr
Until the nineteenth century, the measured mile in use in Scotland varied from place to place, but was consistently longer than the standard English mile – hence the term the “Lang Scots Mile”. An eighteenth century reference in the Scottish National Dictionary refers to the Scots Mile as measuring 1984 yards as opposed to the standard mile of 1760 yards.

A “Lang Scots Mile” route has been marked out along the promenade between Miller’s Folly on Cromwell Fort, and Blackburn Car Park. It is marked with posts along the way at the quarter-mile points, 1488 feet apart.
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Wednesday, 25 September, 2019   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 1 October, 2019
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 328 207 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:27.1137N 4:38.6759W
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