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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.

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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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