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The Bachelors' Club - Tarbolton, South Ayrshire

The Bachelors' Club, Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, Scotland

This unique angle shows both the property and the garden to the left of it.

From further left the house gets in the way and further to the right the grey roof of the shop intrudes in the bottom right.

The club was formed as a debating society by Robert Burns in 1780. It's also where he went for dancing lessons.

He used to travel to it from his then home at Lochlea Farm just off the road to Mauchline, about 2 miles (3.2 km) away to the north-east as the crow flies.

It's not hard to imagine what he must have been like making his way home on unpaved muddy and rutted roads in the pitch dark over an exposed hillside after a heavy drinking session.

The Bachelors' Club, Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, Scotland

A slightly wider view and showing not only the Bachelors' Club in Sandgate Street but also the Activity Centre and Tarbolton Primary School in the near and middle distance.

Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, Scotland

From the Bachelors' Club on the left to the church on the right.

Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, Scotland

The rest area in the centre of the village.

Tarbolton Parish Church, South Ayrshire, Scotland

The parish church in Tarbolton, South Ayrshire. Looking south-west.

The time of day? Hang on... was it 2:15pm or thereabouts?

That's Langlands Farm in the distance with the Carrick Hills just south of Ayr hiding in the mist on the right horizon.

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