NS3218 : And Through The Whins And By The Cairn...

taken 9 years ago, near to Alloway, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

And Through The Whins And By The Cairn...
And Through The Whins And By The Cairn...
This modern cairn, located in Alloway's Cairn Crescent, was re-erected on the original site to perpetuate the eventful journey of Tam O' Shanter to Alloway Kirk. (Source: Information plaque on the cairn). When the prehistoric cairn was removed during the housing development of the early 1960s, a Bronze Age burial cist was found. (Source: "Ayr Stories", by Dane Love). Burns's famous poem tells that Tam came "Through the whins, and by the cairn, whare hunters fand the murder'd bairn." Creepy stuff!
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 March, 2009
Category
Cairn   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 329 185 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:25.9526N 4:38.4939W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 329 185
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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