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Mauchline is an upland town and nestling on the southern slope of a
part of the rocky ridge of Kyle, it is thus sheltered from "biting east"
and "frigid north" an exposure giving a health restoring and salubrious
climate: no mean asset in these days of hurry and worry. Figures go
to prove that the natives live to a good old age, and invalids derive
great benefit from its bracing air and its surrounding amenities. It
is also a well built town with a lot of the older houses being built
of red freestone, which abounds in the district.
The statue on the right is a tribute to Jean Armour, wife
of Robert Burns, which stands at Mauchline Cross. The statue, which
is made of bronze, was unveiled by Lady Hagart-Alexander of Ballochmyle
on 30th November 2002 (St Andrews day) and looks toward Castle Street
where Jean and Robert lived.Also present at the unveiling was the great-great-great
granddaughter of Jean Armour, Mrs Livinia Drew, Provost Boyd, Cathy
Jamieson MSP, Rt. Hon George Foulks MP, Mr Eric Jackson and representing
the World Burns Federation Mr Jim Robertson .
There is a school,
a bank, two clubs, four public houses and hotels, a library, a golf
course and plenty of Burns related places to visit. In a word the, visitor
to Mauchline will find everything tending to the enjoyment and comfort
of a summer holiday or flying visit to one of the most interesting spots
in the "Land of Burns" The village has a long history, first being mentioned
in connection with battles between Picts and Scots in the 7th century.
Mauchline is perhaps best known for its associations with Robert Burns,
but the remnants of developments within the Church and State which affected
the whole Scottish history can still be seen For a full and brilliant
indepth look at the history of Mauchline by Matt Welsh click
The village also boasts a song writer in John Gibson, who was born and
bread in Mauchline.John is well known in the south west of Scotland
for his song writing and playing in bands up and down the country. To
learn more about his work and listen to some of his music click
If you like the love songs of Robert Burns you'll love John McAtee
whos rich voice is a must to here. To listen to Johns songs and read
about him click here
This remarkable photo of a tree which bears a stump with
a close resemblance to "Tam O Shanter" was taken outside Mossgiel
farm, Mauchline where Robert Burns worked and lived for four years.
After the death of his Father in February 1784 Burns moved to Mossgiel
from Lochlea in Tarbolton. Up until 1783 Burns had composed about thirty
pieces but 1784 brought about another twelve and in 1785 another forty
plus including nearly all his most famous poems.
For more on Robert Burns and his days in Mauchline go to the Burns
section where there is links to other sites with interests in Burns.
How to get here by road
Mauchline is situated in the A76 8 miles
South of Kilmarnock in the South West of Scotland. Coming from England
follow the A75 at Gretna to Dumfries, take the By-pass and follow A76
Cumnock (see map)
From Glasgow Follow A77 Kilmarnock then A76 Cumnock
From the North East follow M74 South until J12 taking the A71 to Ayr.
Follow till Cumnock then A76 to Mauchline (see
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