NS3317 : Where Tam O'Shanter Escaped

taken 10 years ago, near to Alloway, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

Where Tam O'Shanter Escaped
Where Tam O'Shanter Escaped
In Burns’s famous poem, Tam O’Shanter makes his escape across this bridge on his horse, pursued by the witches and warlocks whom he had disturbed in the Auld Kirk. As the witches were unable to cross running water, Tam was safe at the key-stone. His mare, Meg, made it in time but lost her tail to the witches.
“Ae spring brought off her master hale,
But left behind her ain grey tail:
The carlin claucht her by the rump,
And left poor Maggie scarce a stump.”
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 March, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 332 178 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:25.5439N 4:38.1915W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 332 178
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