Old Photograph Poosie Nansie's Inn Mauchline Scotland

Old photograph of Poosie Nansie's Inn in Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland. Nancy and Geordie Gibson, host and hostess, of this Inn were made famous by the poet Robert Burns. Behind the Inn, The Jolly Beggars Howff held a motley crew of beggars, rogues and vagabonds, a scene witnessed by Burns and his companions, James Smith and John Richmond. It was from the happening in this establishment that Burns drew his inspiration for the Jolly Beggars Cantata. Beside Poosie Nansie's is the thoroughfare know as Cowgate, once a Cattle Market enjoying a busy trade. This was the main road to Cumnock.

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