Dumfries and Galloway Scotland
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Cairnryan (Scottish Gaelic: CÓrn Rýoghain)is a small Scottish village overlooking Loch Ryan and is notable for its large modern ferry port which links Scotland with Larne in Northern Ireland. The village has been of vital importance in maritime history.
In World War II,thousands of troops were based locally in military camps. At the end of the war, the Atlantic U-Boat fleet surrendered in Loch Ryan and was anchored in the port before being towed to the North Channel and scuttled.
(text by Geoffrey Gillon)