Tam o’ Shanter

With Burns night only a few days away I thought I would share my favourite Burns work; Tam O’ Shanter: When chapmen billies leave the street, And drouthy neibors, neibors meet, As market days are wearing late, An’ folk begin to tak the gate; While we sit bousing at the nappy, And getting fou and […] Read More

The Gauldrons…

The Gauldrons (“Innean nan Gailleann” – Innean or Bay of Storms) For a scrollable, zoom-able, panoramic view of The Gauldrons please click the link below: http://www.machrihanish.net/im…/ms-test/IMG_3792_stitch.html A couple of books by local authors describe the area beautifully…..the books describe the areas from different points of view, sometimes historical at others poetical but at all times […] Read More

Davaar Island

Davaar Island and ‘The Painting’…   The Famous Davaar Island Cave Painting of Jesus on the Cross. Painted in 1887 by local teacher Archibald MacKinnon. The work was carried out completely in secret by the teacher after he had a dream telling him where to paint it. It couldn’t have been easy for Archie as he […] Read More