Souter Johnny's Cottage


Souter Johnnie's Cottage→

The Bachelors' Club

A Short History of Robert Burns

Death and Doctor Hornbook

Tam O'Shanter

John Barleycorn

Kirk Alloway

On the late Captain Grose’s Peregrinations

'The Antiquities of Scotland' by Captain Grose

Souter Johnnie’s Cottage

 The home in Kirkoswald of John Davidson, village souter or shoemaker, who was the original Souter Johnnie of Robert Burn’s ‘Tam O’Shanter’.

 Life sized stone figures of Souter, Tam, the innkeeper and his wife are in the restored ale-house in the cottage garden. The thatched cottage, recently refurbished, contains period furniture, Burns relics and a reconstructed Souter’s workshop.




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