Robert Burns’ Border tour

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In 1786, Robert Burns tired of Edinburgh society and decided to see something of his native land, and in May 1787 he set out on a tour of the Borders.

Ian Landles is giving the first of two lectures about this tour, for the Tweeddale Society at Peebles’ Eastgate Theatre on Tuesday, March 7 at 7.30pm. Mr Landles is a retired principal teacher of history at Hawick High School, and a Hawick man to the core, with a great love of its history and language, but his interests stretch well beyond the town.

He is an author and broadcaster, singer-songwriter, poet, charity fundraiser, and is in much demand as a speaker at Burns Suppers. Mr Landles’ second talk on this subject will be presented in March 2015. Tickets £6, members free.