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Aberdeen

Burns arrived at Aberdeen on Sunday, 9th September 1787 during his Highland Tour. He recorded his impressions in his Journal the following day:

'- meet with Mr Chalmers, Printer, a facetious fellow - Mr Ross, a fine fellow, like Professor Tytler - Mr Marshall, one of the poetae minores - Mr Sheriffs, author of 'Jamie and Bess', a little decrepit body, with some abilities - Bishop Skinner, a non-juror, son of the author of 'Tullochgorum', a man whose mild, venerable manner is the most marked of any in so young a man - Professor Gordon, a good-natured, jolly-looking professor - Aberdeen a lazy town.'

The Burns statue in Aberdeen is the work of Henry Bain Smith, a local sculptor, and was unveiled on 15th September 1892.

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