Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Cairnryan within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Cairn Ryan, seaport vil., Inch par., NW. Wigtownshire, on Loch Ryan, 5½ miles N. of Stranraer; P.O., T.O. On Cairn Ryan Point is a lighthouse, with fixed light (Loch Ryan) seen 12 miles.