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Burns' Journal of his tour in the Highlands, Aug-Sept. 1787

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period the farmer poet composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died in Dumfries of heart disease aged only 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT191
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
15cm x 11cm
What:
Burns' Journal of his Tour of the Highlands, Aug.-Sept. 1787,
Subject:
The journal of the Poet's Highland Tour is on display in the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1787
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The journal of the Poet's Highland Tour is on display in the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway.
Description:
This exhibit is Burns' Journal of his Highland Tour in 1787 containing 35 pages in his handwriting, which he carried in his pocket and wrote up as required. He travelled up to Inverness via Bannockburn an Culloden returning via Aberdeen, his relatives in Stonehaven and down to Edinburgh.