Souter Johnnie’s Cottage
Kirkoswald - South Ayrshire
Souter Johnnie (John Davidson) was a pal of Robert Burns and featured
in Burns’ poem “ Tam o’Shanter”.
This was his cottage in the main street of Kirkoswald on the A77 in South Ayrshire,
now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.
This is an accurate and unmodified photograph of the cottage which looks to be in a pretty
dilapidated state and in need of at the very least a decent coat of paint.
The building to the left is in an even worse state.
In case you were wondering, a souter was a shoemaker and the cottage
contains many interesting exhibits.