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“A Real Gem”

Kirkudbright Town Hall
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A Real Gem”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Took a trip out to Kirudbright whilst staying near Annan. It is a pretty little town on an estuary with a ruined castle and with some nice attractions one of which turned out to be a real gem. Discovered in the Town Hall an exhibition of paintings by Alexander Goudie based on Robert Burns "Tam o Shanter". Although not all the series of paintings are present a large number portraying the poem's story are and each is associated with an approprriate line of verse. Absolutely brilliant and entrance is free although voluntary contributions are invited and we were more than pleased to donate. There is a small bookshop from which a souvenir guide could be purchased and another small gallery to visit. The information on the Town Hall indicated that the gallery regularly holds a summer event. Worth going out of your way to see but be quick as it finishes 31 August..

Visited July 2013
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Scotland/Portugal
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“Exhibition centre”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

When I went there, they had the Tam O'Shanter exhibiton of paintings, which was excellent. But there are nearly always lovely paintings on display. There is also a small bookshop with relevant material.

Visited August 2013
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edinburgh
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“tam o shanter”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

this exhibition of Goudie's paintings of Burns' poem Tam of Shanter is terrific. Get a handheld guide even if you don't listen to the bitter end of each entry. The expressions on the face of Meg the horse in various of the pictures are terrific. On till 31 August I think.

Visited August 2013
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