Old Kirk Alloway, Scotland
Thursday, February 11, 2010
My blog continues with an underlying Robert Burns theme with special emphasis this evening on the Auld Kirk at Alloway (Old Church at Alloway). Before going into details I will first cover off other developments of the day, viz:
- Posted information on Collie family history to my separate GlasgowAncestry blog based on information at Glasgow's Necropolis.
- Pleased to see that my new web page for Robert Burns has appeared on my Catswhiskerstours website. Burns is Scotland's national poet who grew up in the Alloway area, maybe an hour south of Glasgow. Very pleasant countryside too!
- Weather in Glasgow is about par for time of year. Surprisingly dry but still cold with some ice about.
- Reverting now to my blog theme. A ruined church (Kirk) in a small village in Ayrshire does appear an unusual topic BUT the poet Robert Burns was a great fan of this site on three principal accounts: (1) He buried his father in the kirkyard (see image at right) (2) Burns persuaded his friend Francis Grose to include it in his Antiquities of Scotland publication and (3) the Kirk was the inspiration for Burns famous tale Tam o'Shanter.
I can image that this ancient kiryard would indeed present an eery experince on a dark night.
Labels: Robert Burns
posted by Catswhiskers @ 12:47 PM