Saturday, The Eighth Of May, 2021

On the last full day of our vacation on the Rhins of Galloway in Scotland, we drove two miles across the peninsula to the picturesque coastal settlement of Port Logan.

Port Logan, formerly Port Nessock, is a small village in the parish of Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire. The Gaelic name is Port Neasaig ("Neasaig" means "nose," the shape of the promontory south of the village).

The village was created by Colonel Andrew MacDowall, the laird of Logan, in 1818. He erected a quay and bell tower designed by Thomas Telford, and a causeway leading to them.

The village was used between 2001 and 2003 as the setting for a popular BBC series, "Two Thousand Acres of Sky." 2017 saw the filming of "The Vanishing" (a.k.a. "Keepers").

Logan Fish Pond was also built by Colonel Andrew McDouall, originally as a fish larder for Logan House, circa 1788 and completed around 1800, with a keeper's cottage and bathing hut which still stand. The Fishpond is the oldest natural marine aquarium in the United Kingdom, if not the world.

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