South Ayrshire

A village in South Ayrshire, Kirkoswald lies nearly 2 miles (3 km) from the coast and 4 miles (6.5 km) southwest of Maybole. Associated with the ancient church of St Oswald, its parish church was rebuilt in 1777 to a design by the architect Robert Adam. In its churchyard are buried Douglas Graham and John Davidson who were immortalised by Robert Burns, who stayed in the village in 1778, as Tam o' Shanter and Souter Johnnie. Souter Johnnie' Cottage, the home of John Davidson the village souter (shoemaker), was acquired by the National Trust for Scotland in 1932.

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