Main Street, Stewarton, East Ayrshire, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the country town of Stewarton in S.W. Scotland.

Stewarton boasts a sizeable population of about 6500. Whilst surrounded by farmland the town has a considerable ‘dormitory’ population who work in Glasgow and other major towns nearby such as Irvine and Kilmarnock. More facts and information:

  • Located about 22 miles S.W. of Glasgow.
  • Has a railway station, bus connections, banks, shops and churches.
  • Connected with two famous Scotsmen: David Dale ( b 1739) who founded the massive textile complex at New Lanark and Robert Burns, uncle of Scotland’s National Poet, who died 1789 and is buried in the local churchyard.
  • Famous for manufacture of headwear (bonnet making). A cottage industry in the medieval times which was industrialised in the 19th century. Now defunct but remembered in the annual Festival Week which takes place in June.
  • Close to the river known as Annick Water.
  • Within easy reach of the seaside (and golfing) towns of Prestwick, Ayr and Troon.
  • Close by are the ruins of Corsehill Castle, a high status building from the 16th century.

Main Street, Stewarton, Scotland

Memorial to Robert Burns’ Uncle, Stewarton

St Columba’s Church, Stewarton, Scotland

Corsehill Castle, Stewarton, Scotland

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