Garvock Tap - near Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.
where William and Robert Burnes, the poet’s father and uncle, parted company as young men in 1748 to seek better fortunes in the South. They never saw each other again


The Stonehaven (Fatherland) Burns Club is unique in that we are the only club in the world to have the privilege of having the word Fatherland in our title. We are very proud of this distinction.

“A rich and cultivated but still unenclosed country” is how Robert Burns described the Mearns of Kincardineshire, the land of his forefathers, when he visited the area in 1787.


Goodbye Jim McAllan

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