The Bachelors’ Club
Tarbolton, South Ayrshire
This is the only angle that shows 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. This is also where Burns went for dancing lessons. He used
to travel here from his then home at Lochlea Farm just off the road to Mauchline, 2 miles away to the north-east as the
We understand that Burns was as fond of his drink nearly as much as he liked women. 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.
These days we have self-driving cars. Burns needed a self-driving horse.
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.
More photographs can be seen at the Tarbolton Centre page where there are several wider views of the area.