Old Travel Blog Photograph Royal Scots Fusiliers Memorial Ayr Scotland

Old travel Blog photograph of the Royal Scots Fusiliers Memorial in Ayr, Scotland. It commemorates men of the Royal Scots Fusiliers who died in late nineteenth-century campaigns in Zululand, Sudan, Burma and India’s North West Frontier, as well as in the Boer War of 1899 to 1902. Ayr was established as a Royal Burgh in 1205, serving as Ayrshire's central marketplace and harbour throughout the Medieval Period and remaining a well renowned port across the Early Modern Period. On the southern bank of the River Ayr sits the ramparts of a Citadel constructed by Oliver Cromwell's men during the mid 17th Century. Towards the south of the town is the birthplace of Scottish poet Robert Burns in the suburb of Alloway. Ayr has remained a popular tourist resort since the expansion of the railway in 1840 due to the town's attractive fine beach and its links to golfing and Robert Burns. Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day.

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