Souter Johnnie's Cottage

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Souter Johnnie's Cottage


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Website: Souter Johnnie's Cottage

Souter Johnnie's Cottage is a cottage at Kirkoswald in Ayrshire. It is but a humble cobbler's cottage but a lesson in the way a working man lived in the eighteenth century.

The cottage was the home of John Davidson, a cobbler ("souter") who was immortalised as "Souter Johnnie" in the Robert Burns epic poem Tam o' Shanter. His cottage is now a museum, offering a taste of how the family would have lived and worked, with a reconstructed workshop with "Souter Johnnie's" original tools.

It is owned by the National Trust for Scotland.