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Alloway, South Ayrshire

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Alloway, South Ayrshire

Alloway is a former suburb of Ayr. It is best known as the birthplace of Robert Burns and the setting for his poem "Tam o' Shanter". The former village and surrounding area was incorporated into the former Royal Burgh of Ayr in 1935, and the extended village is now a suburb of Ayr on the River Doon.
Post townAYR
Administrative CountySouth Ayrshire
Traditional CountyAyrshire
OS GridNS3318
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Other names by which Alloway, South Ayrshire has been known in the past

Alloway and Alloway Kirk

Alloway, South Ayrshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Alloway and Alloway Kirk, q.s. par., hamlet, and ruined church, in co. and 2½ miles S. of Ayr, pop. 907; was the birthplace of Burns the poet, and the scene of his "Tam o' Shanter." The cottage in which the poet was born, and its adjacent land, were purchased by the trustees of Burns' Monument, for the purpose of being preserved and exhibited to the public.

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