Place:Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland

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NameAlloway
TypeTown
Coordinates55.4292°N 4.6375°W
Located inAyrshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoAyr, Ayrshire, Scotlandparish in which Alloway was located until 1975
Strathclyde, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
South Ayrshire, Scotlandunitary Council Area since 1996
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Alloway (Gaelic Allmhaigh, pronounced ) is a former Scottish village that is now a suburb of Ayr. It is best known as the birthplace of Robert Burns and the setting for his poem "Tam o' Shanter".

The former village and surrounding area was incorporated into the former Royal Burgh of Ayr in 1935, and the extended village is now a suburb of Ayr on the River Doon.

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