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SOUTER JOHNNIE’S COTTAGE

Souter Johnnie's Cottage, Kirkoswald
SOUTER JOHNNIE’S COTTAGE

Robert Burns' poem Tam o’ Shanter featured a souter - shoemaker - who was Tam's partner-in-crime. The souter was said to be based on John Davidson, who lived in this thatched cottage with his family in the late 18th century and who is buried at nearby Kirkoswald Church. Souter Johnnie's Cottage is now a showcase for local artists, with a gallery and gift shop; there is not much else to see.

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Location/Address: Main Road
Kirkoswald
County: Ayrshire
Post Code: KA19 8HY
Main Historic Period: Georgian
Tip/Nearby: Kirkoswald Church, Culzean Castle
Primary Management: National Trust for Scotland
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