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View North from Greenock

This evening, I am posting information on the Clyde Coast in the West of Scotland with emphasis on the route tracking the south bank of the Firth of Clyde. (Firth is a Scottish name for bay or estuary, i.e. where the River Clyde joins the sea.)

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Hiking Group on Kaim Hill, Scotland

Today, I joined a thirty strong hiking group which covered an area of North Ayrshire, close to Largs and Fairlie which afforded superb high elevation views of the Firth of Clyde (bay or estuary where the River Clyde enters the sea), Largs and its marina, islands known as Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae plus stunning views of snow-capped mountains on the Isle of Arran opposite.

Read more on Hike West of Scotland…



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.

Read more on Visit Alloway, Scotland…