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TITLE
Lower Falls of Bruar
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_350_P043
PLACENAME
Bruar
DISTRICT
Highland
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH: Blair Atholl
DATE OF IMAGE
1800
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31099
KEYWORDS
Bruar
waterfalls
falls
rivers
Robert Burns
Duke of Atholl
trees
Lower Falls of Bruar

The Falls of Bruar are located about a mile to the north of Bruar itself. The falls have been visited by many literary figures including Robert Burns. Burns noted the lack of trees and, thinking they would greatly add to the beauty of the falls he wrote 'Humble petition of Bruar Water: to the noble Duke of Atholl' in 1787.

'Would then my noble master please
To grant my highest wishes,
He'll shade my banks wi' tow'ring trees,
And bonie spreading bushes.' (Burns)

Following Burns' death in 1796 the Duke of Atholl planted over 120,000 larch and Scots pine in a 'wild garden' in his memory.

There are a number of smaller falls along the river and two larger, more spectacular falls.

This illustration was taken from T. Garnett's 'Observations on a tour through the Highlands'

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Lower Falls of Bruar

PERTH: Blair Atholl

1800s

Bruar; waterfalls; falls; rivers; Robert Burns; Duke of Atholl; trees

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The Falls of Bruar are located about a mile to the north of Bruar itself. The falls have been visited by many literary figures including Robert Burns. Burns noted the lack of trees and, thinking they would greatly add to the beauty of the falls he wrote 'Humble petition of Bruar Water: to the noble Duke of Atholl' in 1787.<br /> <br /> 'Would then my noble master please<br /> To grant my highest wishes,<br /> He'll shade my banks wi' tow'ring trees,<br /> And bonie spreading bushes.' (Burns)<br /> <br /> Following Burns' death in 1796 the Duke of Atholl planted over 120,000 larch and Scots pine in a 'wild garden' in his memory.<br /> <br /> There are a number of smaller falls along the river and two larger, more spectacular falls.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from T. Garnett's 'Observations on a tour through the Highlands'