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Cairngorm brooch that was presented to Burns by the Dumfries Vols

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Cairngorm Brooch that was presented to Burns by Dumfries Volunteers

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born 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:
BMT164
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Coloured stone and metal
Dimensions:
2cm x 1cm
What:
Cairngorm brooch that was presented to Burns by the Dumfries Vols
Subject:
The brooch can be seen displayed at Burns Cottage Museum, Alloway.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1790-1796 approx.
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The brooch can be seen displayed at Burns Cottage Museum, Alloway.
Description:
While living in Dumfries in the latter part of his short life Burns became a member of the local army unit the 'Dumfries Volunteers' and was an active participant at its meetings. This Cairngorm brooch was given to the Poet for his services.