|I was asked the other day about how Port Righ came to be so named and whether it means the same as Portree (on Skye), meaning the King's port or harbour.|
Well I did a bit of digging and came up with the tale that Robert the Bruce landed at the little bay beside Carradale in 1306 whilst fleeing from the English army, so perhaps that is the origin of the name.
Coincidentally the little town of Crinan, to the north of Kintyre, was also known as Port Righ in antiquity.
There are many other references to Robert the Bruce and his time on Kintyre. To the south of Carradale, at Ugadale, there is the curiously named stone 'Bruce's Seat'.
Apparently it was here that Robert the Bruce sat and planned his revenge upon the English king, having been driven from the rest of the Scottish mainland.
The football team and supporters departed Carradale by coach this morning, in the drizzle, for the heady lights of Lochgilphead and their return match against Lochgilphead A & B Athletic.