the Burns connection

The Church of Crosbie has a very special connection with the poet Robert Burns. Its roof collapsed on the stormy January night of 1759, in which the poet was born. Crosbie is just under 40 miles away from Alloway.

roof Crosbie church

public notice CRosbiecontact number Crosbie graveyardThe ruin was never rebuilt and has now been made inaccessible. Unfortunately, the entire cemetery is closed and not open to the public for safety reasons. Access is possible though on enquiery.

hadstones Crosbie

The church dates back to the 13th century, what remains is a ruin. Allegedly the kirkyard is haunted, shouts, sighs and groans have been heard.

Is this directly related to the ghost at the Fullarton estate? The Fullarton family owned Crosbie Towers as well as the church and cemetery. A white face seen by ghost hunters at a window once. The spirit of the cemetery?

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