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Duns

Duns, formerly Dunse — the spelling was officially altered in 1882 — in Berwickshire, was visited by Burns while on his Border tour in 1787. In his Journal, he wrote: 'Sunday, May 6th, went to Church at Dunse.' He called at the town a second time: 'Wednesday, May 10th, Dine at Dunse with the Farmers' Club company.'

The town, which was founded in 1588, takes its name from the nearby hill, Duns Law, Berrywell, the family home of Burns's friend Robert Ainslie, was nearby.

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