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This evening I am presenting some images of the clay and timbered two-roomed thatched cottage where Burns was born on 25 January 1759. Close by is the Brig o’Doon ( where Tam o’Shanter’s mare, maggie made her mythical jump) and Alloway Kirk where the witches danced to the Devil’s bagpipe.

Burns had a relatively short life (1759-96) and he is best remembered for writing Auld Lang Syne. He is Scotland’s most famous poet whose works have been translated into dozens of languages.

Avail of a Burns themed tour in Ayrshire. This is within easy distance of Glasgow. Contact Catswhiskerstours for more information.

Front of cottage

Tableaux inside the cottage
Rear of cottage

This afternoon I am presenting a few images of Culzean Castle which is located about 60 mins south of Glasgow via a scenic drive along the Ayrshire coast. It is possible to link in a visit to the Castle with a visit to Robert Burns’ birthplace.

Culzean Castle is really a grand house. It benefits from a magnificent location on the coast and sits in a huge estate open to the public. So, it is possible to spend the whole day there-weather permitting!!

The castle is an 18th century mansion designed by Robert Adam for the Kennedy family. There is also an interesting garden.

Images below are of the castle and grounds.

Today, I am presenting a few images of the famous Old Course at St. Andrews (home of golf).

This in recognition of the fact that Catswhiskerstours is shortly to announce a new golfing product centred on top courses with a PGA golf pro. So, please see the main website at for more information.

Old Course tee times may be available.

Here is an image of the famous Swilken Bridge at St. Andrews

Old Course with Royal and Ancient on the left.

View of Old Course