Culture in South Ayrshire

From the grandeur of Culzean Castle to the 13th Century simplicity of Crossraguel Abbey, South Ayrshire contains a rich tapestry of historic architecture. This legacy is complemented by a fine collection of works by Scottish Colourists and the stunning paintings of Alexander Goudie, together with a wide range of contemporary culture like the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra, Burns Festival, and much more.

South Ayrshire also has important connections with Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns, who was born in Alloway, close to Ayr. The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, in Alloway, the Ayrshire town where Robert Burns was born, offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son. The famous Burns Cottage is also part of the museum and sits close to Brig O'Doon and the spooky Alloway Kirk.

From arts and crafts to the Holy Fair, South Ayrshire provides many local events that will keep you entertained.

For recent photographs of events and locations in South Ayrshire check out our photos on Flickr.

Galleries and Art in South Ayrshire

Goudie Collection

Alexander Goudie has a reputation as one of the most accomplished Scottish painters of his generation. View an original selection of paintings from the Goudie Collection at Rozelle.