Not far distant, on a conspicuous position close by the banks of the Doon, stands the Grecian monument to Burns, in the grounds of which is the grotto containing Thom's figures of Tam o' Shanter and Souter Johnnie.
Colonel James Gardiner was mortally wounded after an heroic stand, and an obelisk in the grounds of his house at Bankton, close to the battlefield, commemorates his valour, while the ballad of Adam Skirving (1719-1803), "Hey, Johnnie Cope!"
Johnnie is a proficient reader.
At the age of 30 he took on looking after his baby nephew Johnnie who had been born crippled.
Johnnie Moozie In one instance a woman was the unfortunate offender with whom he had to deal, and she proved rather refractory.