Barns of Ayr
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The Barns of Ayr was, according to Blind Harry in The Wallace, a site located at Ayr, Scotland, which was used as English military barracks. The barns was where the slaying of a number of Scottish barons of Ayrshire, including Sir Reginald Crawford Sheriff of Ayr, Sir Bryce Blair of Blair, Sir Neil Montgomerie of Cassillis, Crystal of Seton, and Sir Hugh Montgomerie, by hanging in 1297 was undertaken. In revenge, William Wallace burned the barracks with the English inside.
- The Life and Heroick Actions of the Renoun'd Sir William Wallace, General and Governor of Scotland, Blind Harry (Blin Hary or Henry the Minstrel), original personal manuscript, c. 1475.
- Blind Harry's Wallace, William Hamilton of Gilbertfield, original publication 1722, Luath Press, Edinburgh, 1998, ISBN 0-946487-33-2.
- Crome, Sarah (1999). Scotland's First War of Independence. Auch Books. ISBN 978-0953631605. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=LXX9m4JiKskC&pg=PA47&lpg=PA47&dq=Sir+Reginald+Crawford+Sheriff+of+Ayr+barns+of+ayr&source=bl&ots=gCEKmijxQq&sig=uR-P9rc12lKLAabWF-S48Ockatw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=nXxKU8K4GcKr0QW-7oCIDw&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Sir%20Reginald%20Crawford%20Sheriff%20of%20Ayr%20barns%20of%20ayr&f=false.