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    Robert Burns : Our Poet at Ellisland Farm, 1788-1791 ..

    Robert Burns : Our Poet at Ellisland Farm, 1788-1791 ..


    Portrait of Robert Burns by Alexander Nasmyth, 1787, Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

    Bonjour Janice, Marie-Agnes et Jean-Claude. Hello again from Scotland ! 🙂 We do hope that you’re all keeping safe.

    Margaret and I were very happy, Marie-Agnes, to receive a […]

    ‘Carve the runes and then be content with silence’…




    A Work for Poets

    To have carved on the days of our vanity A sun A ship A star A cornstalk

    Also a few marks From an ancient forgotten time A child may read

    That not far from the stone A well […]

    Scottish Artists’ Houses: Hornel at Broughton House, Kirkcudbright


    Kirkcudbright panoramic view © 2015 Scotiana


    ‘I doubt if there be a more picturesque country town in Scotland. Small, clean, silent and respectable; it seems (subject, however, to one enormous deduction) the type of a place to which decent characters and moderate purses would retire for quiet comfort. The […]