Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Cumnock
Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Cumnock in East Ayrshire, Scotland. The town sits at the confluence of the Glaisnock Water and the Lugar Water. It is believed that a place of worship has existed in Cumnock's Square for over 1,100 years, though the earliest records begin in about 1275. The patron saint of Cumnock is Saint Conval. King James IV created the Burgh of Cumnock. This Scottish town housed many miners, and also served as the market town for the other, smaller towns in the district, like Auchinleck, Lugar, Muirkirk, New Cumnock and Ochiltree. The father of the Labour Party, James Keir Hardie, lived in the town for a large part of his life, and a statue to him sits outside the town hall. William Wallace allegedly spent three months in this area in 1296, according to the poem, The Wallace, by Blind Harry. Cumnock is also in the heart of Robert Burns country.
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