Poet's Path - The Fox.

Click on image to move to next scene

PW - 002 The Fox

Going down the pathway, we soon come to the statue of a fox with a broken chain dangling behind it. This commemorates the fox in Burns’ poem ‘On Glen Riddle’s fox breaking his chain’. Captain Robert Riddell of Glenriddle kept a pet fox in a dog-kennel – something which Burns, with his libertarian principles, abhorred. When the fox escaped Burns seized the opportunity to compose these lines on his favourite theme of Liberty.

Walking on, you come to a long line of weathervanes, each depicting a scene from

Robert Burns’ famous poem “Tam o’Shanter” interspersed with a few other sculpted

reminders of a few of Burns other notable poems.

ALLOWAY
PARISH
CHURCH

+44 1292 442 083

secretary.allowaypc@gmail.com

 

40 Alloway

AYR​

KA7 4PQ

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Blogger Social Icon

Alloway Parish Church of Scotland, Alloway, KA7 4PQ, No. 100538

Scotttish Registered Charity No. SC012456