The Scottish Flyer

It was wild and windy and cold at Ettrick Bay. We went in the café and had a hot chocolate. We could admire the place and have some warmth. I became aware of a plaque. It was a memorial to a pioneer Scottish flyer – Andrew Blain Baird.


The wide flat beach was, no doubt, ideal.


We were looking across to the bottom end of the Kames Peninsula with Kintyre beyond.

This Wikipedia photo shows Baird in his plane in 1910.


Apparently the anniversary of his flight is now celebrated by a Baird of Bute day with lots of flyers and spectators on or over the beach.

I had never heard of this flight pioneer. I’m pleased to know more.




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