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Bachelors Club at Tarbolton, Scotland

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This evening, my theme is the Bachelors Club which was closely associated with the poet Robert Burns. Firstly will address other developments of the day, viz:

Glasgow Ancestry: Posted to my separate Ancestry blog information on MacCallum family history from information at Glasgow's Necropolis. This also includes the surnames Pettigrew and McDougall. Interestingly, the name Pettigrew means one of stunted growth or a dwarf.

Glasgow Weather: Dry, but cold. Maybe a degree or so above freezing during the daytime.

Website: Spent most of the day researching information for a new Scotland tours web page which I have now finished and sent to my web manager for action.

Bachelors Club, Tarbolton: The building shown in the above image is located at Tarbolton in Ayrshire, maybe 15 miles from Robert Burns birthplace at Alloway. The Bachelors Club was formed by the poet Robert Burns, his brother Gilbert and five other friends as a debating society for the amusement and interest of young men who were 'a professed lover of one or more of the female sex'. In reality the club was a platform to enable Robert Burns to improve his debating and public speaking skills and a step in Burns self-improvement agenda. Burns was in initiated as a Freemason in the Club in 1781. The building is now a museum.


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