I don't know if you have heard of Gordon Brown the Scotland rugby player. He came from our town and was known locally as "Broon frae Troon" (Brown from Troon). He was very well known around these parts.
Sadly he died in 2001, aged only 53, from cancer.
A memorial garden was built to commemorate him and it is a very pretty wee spot in town.
I thought I'd show you it.
It was built using feng shui principles - with flowers, a stream and seating. From the back of the garden looking through the arches you can see the sea which apparantly brings energy in.
Three specially commissioned wooden seats were also put in place.
Each seat was designed to reflect some of Gordon's attributes each built with a different type of wood which have Gaelic mythology.
I took a picture of the plaque but it's not very clear to read so I printed it out to make is easier to see.
The 'Little Seat' is the highest to sit on and makes you feel small. This is made from ash, which represents strength and control in all aspects of life.
The central 'Tower of Strength Seat is made from oak, which represents strength, foundation, endurance and triumph. This seat hugs your back and makes you feel safe.
The 'Big Seat' is the smallest and makes you feel big. It is made from elm, which is associated with high aspirations and the desire to achieve. The twist in the back of the seat represents the unexpected twist in life.
The garden was built to promote peacefulness and tranquility and I have to say it does!!