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ITHER DUMFRIESSHIRE
 

Much of Dumfriesshire has been touched by Burns. From when he stayed a night at The Carlingwark Inn, Castle Douglas and wrote Clarissa a wistful letter to when he explored the Wanlockhead mines in Scotland's highest village.

In Dunscore, Burns and Capt Riddell set up The Monkland Friendly Society 150 volume library. Capt Robert Riddell is buried at Dunscore Old Kirk and today there is a Dunscore heritage centre to find out more on Burns and others.

In Scotland's most southerly village Kirkmaiden, Burns wrote 'Frae Maidenkirk tae Johnny Groats'. Glencaple was a port for Dumfries and Burns would have spent time here as part of his exciseman duties.

 

Burns window pane etching included a tribute to his good friend James McMurdo. This was etched onto Mcmurdo's home Drumlanrig Castle and Queensberry Estate, Thornhill, a popular visitor attraction to this day.

John Anderson, my jo, John
We clamb the hill thegither
And monie a cantie day, John
We've had wi ane anither ...

John Anderson, My Jo

DUMFRIESSHIRE ITHER LANDS

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ATTRACTIONS COLLECTIONS

Drumlanrig Castle
Home of Burns friend McMurdo where he etched a window pane. Today the castle and estate are visitor attractions.

Museum of Lead Mining Wanlockhead

Burns explored the mines in Scotland's highest village.

Dunscore Heritage Centre

Burns set up a library in Dunscore.

LANDMARKS

DISCOVERIES

Dunscore Old Kirk
Where Burns friend of a time Capt. Robert Riddell is buried.

LAND O' BURNS

STATUE TRAIL

9. Portpatrick Statue Bowling Green

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