This evening, I am presenting some images of a recent visit to St. Columba’s Church, Stewarton. This is a fascinating old church with many grave-makers dating back to the 18th century and beyond. In past years Stewarton was a major textile centre which industry generated considerable local wealth. Farming remains a major industry.

This very ancient stone is not very clear but seems to date to the early 1700s.


John Watt
Uncle of Robert Burns (national poet)

General views of church and graveyard




Overall, Stewarton is somewhat of a “mixed” town in terms of modern day prosperity but perhaps worth a visit on the way to Ayr. I found the churchyard fascinating.

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