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My heart is in the Highlands wherever I go: Robert Burns.


My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe -
My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go!

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,
The birth-place of Valour, the country of worth!
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.


Farewell to the mountains, high-cover'd with snow,
Farewell to the straths and green vallies below.
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods,
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods! Chorus:

Some of the best attractions......

Exhibition: The Age of Improvement, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh until 31 December 2015

Exhibition: Tickling Jock : Comedy Greats from Sir Harry Lauder to Billy Connolly, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh until 25 May 2014

Exhibition: Mary, Queen of Scots, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh until 17 November 2013

Historic House: Abbotsford. "........"He (Sir Walter Scott) had purchased Abbotsford in 1811, and used the magic wealth that now flowed in upon him to add room to room and field to field. It pleased him to think that he was laying the foundations of a family estate, and he rejoiced in the thought of his children and his children's children carrying on the traditions of the place. There was at least one part of his nature which was more flattered at the thought of being a Scotch laird than at the fame which proclaimed from all quarters that since Shakespeare there had been no greater name in English literature."
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