Sunday, 27 November 2016

Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Of Ecclefechan

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Thomas Carlyle the essayist, satirist and historian was born on 4 December 1795 in The Arched House in Ecclefechan. Carlyle left Ecclefechan at the age of 13 and walked the 84 miles to Edinburgh in order to attend university. In 1828 he moved to Craigenputtock with his wife Jane. He never forgot his roots and insisted that Ecclefechan should become his final resting place. He was buried in Ecclefechan churchyard on 5 February 1881. Robert Burns composed a song entitled The Lass O' Ecclefechan.

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