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Street Scene, Cromarty.

This evening, I am posting information on Cromarty, a delightful and historic coastal village located at northern tip of the Black Isle (not an island).Cromarty is some 23 miles north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

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Birthplace of Robert Burns, Ayr, Scotland.

This evening, I am focusing on the charming village of Alloway which is located close to Ayr, south of Glasgow. Alloway is synonymous with Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, who was born here on Jan 25th 1759 in a two roomed thatched cottage built in 1757 by his father, William. This building still exists (see image above) and has been transformed into a visitor attraction reflecting the style of the late 18th century. Effectively, Alloway is now a Burns ‘shrine’ featuring the birthplace, Auld Kirk, Burns Monument, Birthplace Museum and the Brig O’ Doon all of which are featured below.

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River Ayr at Ayr, Scotland

Today, I visited the town of Ayr, which lies on the banks of the River Ayr on the west coast of Scotland. It is a somewhat genteel community popular with retirees due to mild climate.There is an extensive, sandy beach, views of Isle of Arran and historic connections with famous Scots dating back to the 13th century.

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