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Browsing Posts published in October, 2008

This evening, I am posting some information on the Isle of Arran which is sometimes described as Scotland in Miniature. I have a articular interest in this p;lace because we have traced my wife’s ancestors back Io the 18th century on the island.

Arran is close to Glasgow and easy to get to by CalMac ferry. I have visited the island a number if times, memories of which include:

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This evening, I am posting some information on upcoming Burns related events:

Touring Exhibition Jan-Nov 2009

Some 36,000 objects fr pm Scotland’s national collection of objects connected with Scotland’s national poet will be brought together in celebration of the poet’s 250th anniversary. The collection includes manuscripts, books, art and artifacts which will be available for viewing at the National Library, Mitchell Library, Art Gallery and Museum Aberdeen and Greyfriars Church, Dumfries.

Creative Burns Feb-May 2009

This exhibition at he Dick Institute, Kilmarnock will explore Burns own creative output and his legacy to the present day. There will also be a display of Burns inspired art work by leading Scottish artists.

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This evening, I am posting some information on one of Scotland’s architectural treasures in the form of Dumfries House, near Cumnock in Ayrshire.

This house , which was formerly owned by the Marquis of Bute, is surrounded by 2000 acres of land.

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