Bill, from a genuine Scotsman, born right by The “Water of Ayr”,
Water of Ayr is a river running through (surprise, surprise!) Ayr,
the very lovely seaside town on the west coast of Scotland and home
to our beloved Rabbie Burns. The stones are mined near to this
river, hence the name.
"While we sit bousing at the nappy,
"An getting fou and unco happy,
"We think na on the long Scots miles,
"The mosses, waters, slaps and styles,
"Whaur sits our sulky, sullen dame,
"Gathering her brows like a gathering storm,
“Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.”
Robert Burns, from Tam O’Shanter.