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Clarinda Memorial, Canongate Kirkyard, Edinburgh, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on a burial place in Canongate Kirkyard, Edinburgh which contains just a one word, cryptic, inscription and relationship of person buried therein with Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns.

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Dugald Stewart Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

This evening, I am continuing with my theme of the Scottish Enlightenment. This was a time of intense intellectual activity across a wide range of academic disciplines which spanned the period 1730-1790. Noteworthy participants were Sir Walter Scott (novelist), Robert Adam (architect), David Hume (philosopher), James Hutton (geologist) and Henry Home (judge and agrarian improver).  As a result of the new learnings Scotland was able to move forward with improved agriculture, new industries and new sciences.

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Robert Fergusson Memorial at Canongate Kirkyard, Edinburgh

This evening, I am focusing on a Scottish poet named Robert Fergusson who died age just 24 years.During a two year span of his short life Fergusson produced an output of quality poetry written in Scots-English which included:

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