Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dumfries 2

Another collection of my Dumfries photos (from October 2008), this time to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns (on the 25th January), who lived here at the end of his life and was buried at St Michael's Church. I would love to be in the town tomorrow night for the four lantern processions! I just hope that, with all the recent flooding in the town, the festivities will be able to go ahead as planned. Click here for the official website.


The Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries
and, below, photos of the River Nith and weir





video

Above: a short video of the river

Click here for my earlier blog about Dumfries


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Moffat

Over the years we have made a habit of stopping here on our way from Wales to further north in Scotland. Moffat is in Dumfriesshire and about 40 miles north of the border, not far off the M74. Here are a few of my photos:

The famous statue of a ram in the High Street which was sculpted by William Brodie - but without ears -
an omission that led to the folklore that Brodie committed suicide!

Where we usually have something to eat!


Below: a few other photos from the High Street







The main Moffat website is here
and the Undiscovered Scotland webpage is another good source of information