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Digital Subscriptions > History Scotland > History Scotland Sep -Oct 2019 > THE PRINCE, THE POETS AND THE COMPOSER IMPROVING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

THE PRINCE, THE POETS AND THE COMPOSER IMPROVING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Neil McLennan explores Ayrshire history and how multiple perspectives of our past have common themes: improvement, innovation and inspiration
The Burns Birthplace Cottage at Alloway

Attending the wedding of an old history graduate friend offered the opportunity for an Ayrshire adventure on the History Scotland Hidden History trail. The wedding took place at Dumfries House, of which more later. Driving through Muirkirk I was reminded of the many poets of the area: John Lapraik, Tibbie Pagan, Thomas Floyd, George Veitch Gray and James G. Samson to name but a few. It was a reminder of the breadth of poetic influences from the area. Next, I was en route to seek out Hidden Histories in Robert Burns land.

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Don't miss Sep/Oct History Scotland and the launch of our Insider BONUS CONTENT! Highlights of this packed issue include: · The Sobieski Stuarts – new research on the remarkable brothers who popularised tartan and fooled a generation with their book Vestiarium Scoticum · New findings relating to the Traprain Law hoard – discovered in East Lothian 100 years ago this year · The Aberdeen Doctors – six men who dared to oppose the National Covenant · Lords of the Isles: a striking reconstruction of a medieval Islay power base * HISTORY SCOTLAND INSIDER: Exclusive interview, new video on the north east slavery legacy, exclusive discounts from heritage partners.​