Added on 25 January 2022
BURNS NIGHT, held in honour of Scotland's most famous poet Robert Burns, is celebrated on his birthday – 25th January. Burns stayed with Sir William Murray at Ochtertyre on his third northern tour of the Highlands in 1787 and left behind a poetic memorial of his visit. It is highly likely that the famous bard would have stopped for a look at nearby Castle Cluggy. The scenery was beautiful enough to inspire Burns to write:
“Is there a spot in Scotia fair
So full of beauty rich and rare,
Where Nature with a lavish hand,
Has formed a perfect fairyland?
All gaze with wonder, and admire
Thy beauties, lovely Ochtertyre!”