The Visit of Burns' Sons to Inverness
Visit by the sons of Burns
The Tour in 1787 and the poems and songs inspired by the scenes visited were not to be the poet’s final connection with Inverness and the Highlands. In August 1845 it came to the notice of the then Provost of Inverness that two of the poet’s sons – Colonel William Nicol and Major James Glencairn Burns – were in Inverness.
Colonel William Nicol Burns
Major James Glencairn Burns
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