Happy Burns Night

Wishing all readers here an enjoyable Burns evening tonight. I have a dram arranged in readiness, all the more sweeter for being a Friday!

To mark the occasion, I looked out an old photo of my family (The Duncans) who visited Rabbie’s Cottage in Ayrshire in 1925. Pictured at the back with his head peering out is my grandfather, John Duncan who in 1925 would have been still a teenager! In front of him in the front row kneeling are his sisters Margaret and Chrissie. On the far right is HIS father, also John Duncan, my great grandfather. The family lived on Broompark Road at the time.

Incredible to think this was 94 years ago! I read with interest that Rabbie Burns Cottage is in danger of falling into disrepair, but a charity has thankfully been set up this week to attend to extensive repair work. This good news removes uncertainty about the cottage’s future.

As Rabbie once said, “There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.”

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:
Jessie Caldow Wonderful picture ! So glad to hear that a charity has been set up to save Rabbie’s cottage. It’s truly a Scottish treasure 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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