rymour books independent scottish publisher Foot of the Walk


Release date: 22.01.24


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Fully illustrated in colour. An account of the tour undertaken in 1787 by Reobert Burns in Perthshire.

'Much has been written about Robert Burns’s early days in Ayrshire and on his latter years in Dumfries. He was, however, a well-travelled poet and songwriter, not least to the fair city of Perth and its yet fairer countryside. Donald Paton’s work in assembling Burns’s links with this highly romantic part of Scotland is thus both welcome and long overdue'. DAVID PURDIE

DONALD N M PATON lives in Perth and spent most of his working life in advertising and publishing.A strong interest in the traditions and culture of Scotland and particularly the works of Robert Burns led to him becoming secretary of The Perth Burns Club, a position which he held for 35 years, including one year as president. He is now an honorary president of the club, a past president of The Burns Club of Vancouver and a former chieftain of the Kinross Jolly Beggars.In 2015, he was the recipient of the David K Thomson award for his services to cultural activity within Perth and Kinross.He is the author of three earlier books. His first, ’Twixt Castle and Mart, published in 2005, was a history of Perth’s Needless Road, followed in 2014 by the anthology Perth: As Others Saw Us and in 2022 by Nae Place Mair Braw, a social history of the Craigie and Cherrybank area of Perth.