Silhouettes characters and background of Ayr

Shadows of the Past...Ayr's Myths, Legends and History

As part of Once Upon a Time in South Ayrshire, Shadows of the Past…Ayr’s Myths, Legends and History is a self-led journey where you will encounter life-sized character silhouettes and experience Ayr and Alloway like never before! Visit iconic and popular locations on this walking trail with a difference to learn all about the wonderful and at times gruesome past of Ayr’s rich history and characters. Discover fascinating tales of heritage, macabre, and legend and explore the landscapes and myths that inspired Robert Burns.

Shadows of the Past… Ayr’s Myths, Legends and History is part of Once Upon a Time in South Ayrshire, supported by EventScotland for Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.

Myths? Legends? or History? That’s for you to decide! Come along and enjoy this experience which will run until the end of the year.

Visitor information:

How does it work?

There are lots of different ways to enjoy the Shadows of the Past trail:

Locations Map

Provided by

Year of Stories 2022
South Ayrshire Council