Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Symington

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Symington in South Ayrshire, Scotland. It is located in Symington Parish and lies close to the A77 road from Ayr to Glasgow. Its church, built in 1160, remains one of the finest examples of a Norman churches in Scotland. The name of the village and parish of Symington is derived from the person of a Norman Knight, Symon Loccard or Lockhart, who held the barony of Symington lands under Walter fitz Alan, the first Steward in 1165. John Kelso Hunter, born 1802, died 1873, was born at Gillhead Cottage, close to Symington cemetery, on the Dankeith Estate and was at first employed here during his indenture as a herd boy, his father being a gardener. John moved to the village of Dundonald and became a respected artist, noted for portraiture. In 1847 he exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, England, before becoming a regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy for the next 25 years. He is buried in the Southern Necropolis in Glasgow. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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