Burns Federation No  458


To the right up in the fields behind the Cairn is  Clochnahill farm. It was believed that the original building would have stood where the garden of the farm house is now.

From Clochnahill continue Northwards on the A 90 and return to Stonehaven, where there is a monument of Burns in the Rose Garden, near  the brig o’ Cowie (see the front cover).

This was previously the site of an old brewery which was knocked down many years ago.  An American, who was holidaying in Stonehaven, and  who was a Burns, enthusiast, asked  a local sculptor  called Taylor if he would make a statue of Burns. He did and it sat in his garden for years but no one ever came back for it. Before he died, Mr Taylor gifted the statue  to Stonehaven.

 

That brings us to the end of the Burns-inspired tour which we hope you have found enjoyable and interesting. There are of course many other local places of  historical interest around Stonehaven: Dunnottar Castle, the Earl Marischal’s stronghold,  and the Tollbooth Museum are well worth visiting, and why not venture back along the A92 to Inverbervie, the birth place of Hercules Linton, designer of the famous clipper, ‘Cutty Sark’, and see the representation of the ship’s bowsprit which was inspired by the scantily clad witch in Burn’s ‘Tam o’ Shanter’




Acknowledgements:


Stonehaven (Fatherland) Burns Club gratefully acknowledge the support of both BP Exploration and Production, and Shell Exploration and Production without whose generous financial support this pamphlet would not have been printed and made widely available.



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