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