This evening, I am focusing on an impressive and intruiging piece of church architecture as represented by the Old High Kirk ( Presbyterian) at Kilmarnock , Ayrshire, S.W.Scotland which was erected between 1731 and 1734. The design may have been influenced by that of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London which opened in 1724. Further information as follows:
This evening, I am focusing on the Johnnie Walker whisky connection at Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, S.W. Scotland.
The famous Johnnie Walker brand had its genesis in Kilmarnock in 1820 when John Walker, aged 15 yrs, was set up in business as a grocer by the trustees of his deceased father, an Ayrshire farmer named Alexander Walker of Todriggs. John started to blend his own whisky, a practice carried on by his son, Alexander who managed to turn the grocery shop into a global business. John Walker is buried in Kilmarnock in the graveyard of the former St. Andrew’s Glencairn Church.