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Journal of Robert Burns's Tour of the Highlands - Aug/Sept 1787

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Journal of Robert Burns's Tour of the Highlands - Aug/Sept 1787 (page 03 of 20)

Introduction:
These Highland Journal entries written by Robert Burns have been scanned as 20 two-up 'pages'. The first 5 pages are more like diary entries, with the Journal proper starting on the 6th page. The journey lasted 22 days and covered 600 miles from Edinburgh to Inverness, along the Moray coastline to Peterhead, down to Aberdeen, Perth and back to Edinburgh.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT191B
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Journal of Robert Burns's Tour of the Highlands - Aug/Sept 1787
Subject:
Burns conducted a number of Journeys around parts of Scotland to gather material and an understanding of the country. This Highland Journey was his longest and he was accompanied by his schoolmaster friend William Nichol, travelling in a horse drawn covered carriage.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (author)
When:
August 1787 (when written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Burns conducted a number of Journeys around parts of Scotland to gather material and an understanding of the country. This Highland Journey was his longest and he was accompanied by his schoolmaster friend William Nichol, travelling in a horse drawn covered carriage.
Description:
Page 3 Contains a few notes written in ink at Stirling and then in pencil as he rides in the carriage are shaky references to what he sees on the leg from Stirling to Crieff via Dunblane in the mist and noting the narrow pass at Ardoch Camp near Braco. These details copied closely into the Journal proper.