Category: Highland Tour

Retracing Burns’s 1787 Highland Tour: Day Four

Day 4 – Elgin Cathedral, Duff House, Banff, Aberdeen We moved east towards Elgin, where we visited the cathedral. Burns visited herel on the 7th of September 1787 and he notes that is has...

Retracing Burns’s 1787 Highland Tour: Day Three

Day 3 – Culloden, Kilravock Castle, Castle Cawdor and the Gun Lodge in Ardersier. From the Whitebridge Hotel we continued northwards through Inverness and on to Culloden Battlefield. Burns visited the site on the...

Retracing Burns’s 1787 Highland Tour: Day Two

Day 2 – Today took us from the Kenmore Hotel to Killiecrankie, Blair Castle, the Falls of Foyers and the Whitebridge Hotel, with our itinerary formed around Burns’s entry from the 31st August 1787:...

Retracing Burns’s 1787 Highland Tour: Day One

Today brought us to Bannockburn, Stirling, Dunblane, Ossian’s Grave, Taymouth Castle and Kenmore. On 26th August 1787, Burns wrote to Robert Muir from Stirling:  “just now from Stirling Castle I have seen the setting-sun...

Retracing Burns’s Highland Tour of 1787

   On 25th August 1787 Robert Burns and William Nicol, a Latin master at Edinburgh High School, embarked on a 22-day Highland Tour that covered nearly 600 miles through the central Highlands and as...