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This evening, I am focusing on Kilmarnock, a town with a population of about 44,000 in Ayrshire, S.W. Scotland. This town has five key facets, viz:

Dean Castle

Dean Castle, Kilmarnock, Scotland

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Johnnie Walker Statue, Kilmarnock, Scotland

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.

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Millbrae Crescent, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am continuing with my Alexander ‘Greek’  Thomson theme of recent days.

This post focuses on 2-38  Millbrae Crescent, near Langside in Glasgow and dates from 1876-77. Thomson died in 1875 but it is believed that Thomson’s last professional partner, Robert Turnbull, completed the work using Thomson’s design. The Crescent architecture has been described as combining the style of rustic villas with the sublime urbanity of the terrace.

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