His grave in the old kirkyard is marked by a stone ornamented with rude carving, executed probably centuries before his time.
The old burying-ground was the kirkyard of the former parish church, the tower of which still exists, but a modern cemetery has been formed in Sunnyside.
The old parish kirkyard was closed in 1856, but a fine cemetery was constructed in its place outside the town.
Near Albert Harbour stands the old west now the north parish church (a Gothic edifice dating from 1591) containing some stained-glass windows by William Morris; in its kirkyard Burns's "Highland Mary" was buried (1786).
The East and West churches of St Nicholas, their kirkyard separated from Union Street by an Ionic faï¿½e, 1472 ft.