Secret Scotland

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That time Robert Burns slept in Marks & Spencer

Well, even though Marks & Spencer wasn’t even established until 1884, and their Argyle Street shop (I guess) wasn’t built until the 1960s, I’m sure somebody somewhere will read about Burns’ dossing down in the Black Bull Inn back in 1787/8 and think this was just the name of building before M&S occupied it.

The plaque is off the main street, and you have to look in Virginia Street to find it, so it was almost a surprise to spot it, since I’m usually looking at the ground, or following my own advice to ‘Look Up’.

Still, a nice surprise to trip over something not noticed before.

Robert Burns Black Bull Plaque

Robert Burns Black Bull Plaque

It’s a bit of downer that the Burns Club didn’t date the installation of their plaque – I’d like to have known how long I’d been missing this.

And having seen this post, my apologies for the reflection on the plaque, but at least this isn’t my fault as I don’t get much choice over when I grab pics.

11/09/2018 - Posted by | Civilian, photography | , , ,

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