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Mauchline Home pageMauchline Holy FareHistory of the villageOld Photos of MauchlineViews from the hill topOld adverts from Mauchline
Ballochmyle ViaductOld and new photos from the same angleThe covenanters storyOld Mauchline school photosMauchline parish churchMauchline warePubs and clubs in the village
Burns and his time in MauchlineFour views taken from the top of the churchJohn Gibson singer song writerJohn McAtee singer song writerLinks to other sitesOld football photos
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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 here.

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 here
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.
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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 (see map)

From the North East follow M74 South until J12 taking the A71 to Ayr. Follow till Cumnock then A76 to Mauchline (see map)

 

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