An article from

'The Topographical, Statistical, and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland'

Published by A.Fullarton and Co. - 1848


BALLOCHMYLE, a locality in Ayrshire, on which Burns has conferred celebrity by his fine song of 'The Bonny Lass o' Ballochmyle.' 'The braes o' Ballochmyle' are on the northern bank of the Ayr, between Catrine and Howford bridge, and about 2 miles distant from Mossgiel. "Bending in a concave form," says Chambers in his ' Illustrations of the Land of Burns,' "a mixture of steep bank and precipice, clothed with the most luxuriant natural wood, while a line river sweeps round beneath them, they form a scene of bewildering beauty, exactly such as a poet would love to dream in during a July eve."




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