"KILBRIDE, parish comprising Holy Island and most of east side of Arran Island, Buteshire. It contains the post office hamlets or villages of Lochranza, Corrie, Brodick, and Lamlash; and it measures about 20 miles by fully 4½, and comprises 38,985 acres. Real property in 1880-81, £9392. Pop., quoad civilia, 2176; quoad sacra, 1160. Chief features are Goatfell, Glensannox, Glenrosa, Glensherrig, Glencloy, Brodick, Lamlash, Holy Island, and Lochranza, and have been separately noticed. The churches are 2 Established, 2 Free, and 1 Congregational. There are 6 schools for 436 scholars, and 1 of them for 100 is new."
From The Gazetteer of Scotland, by Rev. John Wilson, 1882.