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Robert Burns’s Tour of the Highlands, 25th August – 16th September 1787

Maps Introduction | Borders Tour | West Highland Tour

This interactive version of the map of Robert Burns’s Tour of the Scottish Highlands has been plotted by Professor Nigel Leask, assisted by the National Library of Scotland’s Map Department, as part of research for the first volume of The New Oxford Edition of the Works of Robert Burns.

Click on the blue markers for highlights from Burns’s Highland Tour (August-September 1787) and to read what Burns had to say about some of the interesting places he visited.

For more detailed information about Burns’s Tours – the histories he traced, the places he visited and the people he met – consult Nigel Leask (ed.), Robert Burns: Commonplace Books, Tour Journals and Miscellaneous Prose (2014).