An Historic Scotland Category B Listed Building

Located in the town of Alloway, South Ayrshire, Scotland, Alloway Auld Kirk dates back to the early 16th Century although a church has been at this location since at least the 13th Century.

Already a ruin in 1759 when Robert Burns was born in the town it is likely that Burns would have played in the Kirkyard as a boy and his Father and Sister are both buried here.

The main claim to fame for the Auld Kirk is that it features in Burns’ epic tale of Tam O’Shanter.

Alloway Auld Kirk is an Historic Scotland Category B Listed Building (Ref 21471).

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC


Single RAW image, Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Featured in : CELTIC REALM : 8 June 14
Featured in : Dilapidated Buildings : 27 June 14

Related shots can be found at: Lowland Scotland or you can look at all my HDR shots.


south ayrshire, ayrshire, alloway, auld kirk, kirk, church, robert burns, kirkyard, graveyard, ruin, scotland, scottish, alba, historic scotland, listed, hdr, hdri

All images shown in this redbubble portfolio are owned by the artist, Tom Gomez and are protected under UK and International copyright laws. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any part of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from the artist is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. All rights reserved. My images are NOT part of the public domain.

View Full Profile


  • Keala
    Keala4 months ago

    Great shot and interesting history! Well done! :)

  • Thank you so much, I am honoured …

    – Tom Gomez

  • walstraasart
    walstraasart4 months ago

    An interesting beautiful photograph Tom

  • Thank you so much Thea …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Shulie1
    Shulie14 months ago

    Wonderful image and history, Tom – I am so glad you called Robert Burns by his proper name, I hate it when he is called Robbie, or Rab – very disrespectful to a great poet

  • Thank you Stephanie, pleased you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Fara
    Fara4 months ago

    Very interesting history…………………….love the trees especially the one at the back…………..beautifully composed Tom………………………………………x

  • Thank you so much Joyce …

    – Tom Gomez

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHill4 months ago

    Wonderful! Can you imagine the things that tree has seen?!?! Love it!!!!
    >blows kiss<


  • Thank you so much Jan …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smith4 months ago

    A lovely shot and great history as always Tom.

  • Very much appreciated Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lake4 months ago

    Love this atmospheric capture Tom.

  • Thank you kindly Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • john NORRIS
    john NORRIS4 months ago

    Wonderful work and description Tom.

  • Thank you so much John …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Alison Scotland
    Alison Scotland4 months ago

    Love the dappled lighting on the kirk and the gravestones. Lovely to see it like this as the only time that I’ve visited, it was pouring down :-(

  • Thank you Alison, we got lucky with the weather …

    – Tom Gomez

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz474 months ago

    A grand shot of this fine little ruin. I could live in that tree!

  • Thank you dear Sheila …

    – Tom Gomez

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait