Our next stop was the coastal town of Ayr. We arrived late afternoon so didn’t really get to explore properly before we went to check into our hotel but we did have just enough time for a quick walk round the town. The High Street is dominated by the Wallace Tower, which commemorates William Wallace, the Scottish revolutionist who was portrayed by Mel Gibson in the film Braveheart. The Waterstones is also located in the High Street – unfortunately there was scaffolding all over the front of the building, making it impossible to get a good outside shot.
Reminiscence by Malcolm Robertson
This statue stands at the site of the town’s old Fish market and marks the end of Ayr’s fishing industry.