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Sliddery
Sliddery Water ford & Burnside Cottage (geograph 3301998).jpg
Sliddery Water ford and Burnside Cottage
OS grid reference NR930229
Civil parish
  • Kilmory
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Ayrshire and Arran
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF ARRAN
Postcode district KA27
Dialling code 01770
Police Strathclyde
Fire Strathclyde
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • North Ayrshire and Arran
Scottish Parliament
  • Cunninghame North
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°27′25″N 5°16′23″W / 55.457°N 5.273°W / 55.457; -5.273Coordinates: 55°27′25″N 5°16′23″W / 55.457°N 5.273°W / 55.457; -5.273
Scotland, Isle of Arran, World War I Memorial
World War I (and II) memorial between Sliddery and Lagg at the Ross Road intersection.

Sliddery (Gaelic: Slaodraidh) is a tiny hamlet located on the Southwest coast of the Isle of Arran in Scotland. The village is situated near the Ross road between Lagg and Blackwaterfoot.

The name Sliddery is thought to have been derived from the Gaelic denoting dragging or trailing, but another story has it that it was here that a band of marauding Vikings were butchered when attempting to settle in Sliddery Water valley and that the name has something to do with slaughter or massacre.

Nowadays, the hamlet sits upon the hill high above the estuary, about 12 mile (800 metres) from the shore. Various lanes lead down to a pebble beach, which offers views across the Kilbrannan Sound to Ireland and Ailsa Craig.

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