To the birthplace of Rabbie Burns August 29th 2012 Since we'd mentioned some time ago that we've never been to Glasgow and would like to, Ian and Glenis arranged a two-day "short break". In pursuit of both families' Scottish heritages, we made the trip across on Monday a kind of pilgrimage to Alloway, near Ayr - the birthplace of Scotland's celebrated poet, Robert Burns.
Unfortunately the day was wet and rather chilly, but we ha ... read more
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