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2 days ago

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Happy Burns Night everyone!

Did you know that Robert Burns visited Innerleithen on the 14 May 1787 on his tour of the Borders and wrote about his visit in his journal? Here's what he said:

'Came to Inverleithen (sic), a famous Spaw, and in the vacinity of the palace of Traquair, where, and having dined, drank some Galloway-whey, I here remain till to-morrow, saw Elibanks and Elibraes on the other side of the Tweed.'

Quoted from 'The National Burns' - by the Rev. George Gilfillan

The image, taken by local photographer Thomas Colledge shows the official unveiling of the commemorative plaque, erected by the Local Burns' Club in 1913. It is located on the side of the building believed to have been the inn where he supped his 'Galloway-whey', now Loulabelles.

Enjoy yer haggis, neeps and tatties folks.

(Thanks to Innerleithen Community Trust for sourcing the quote)

#burnsnight #haggisneepsandtatties #haveadram #happybirthdayrabbie

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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
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2 days ago

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In the early hours of Saturday morning we had what we thought was an injured haggis brought in, but after listening to the wee thing shouting 'fair fa' your honest sonsie face....... Wee sleekit cow'rin tim'rous beastie....' and 'some hae meat and canna eat' repeatedly for 2 hours, it was obvious he was suffering from severe burns.
We started him on an irn bru intravenous drip, hot toddies, and shortbread fed little and often.
By Saturday night he was looking much better.
By Sunday morning he was starting to smile and looked like a totally different haggis.
By this afternoon he had finished the shortbread and the full bottle of whisky, was grinning from lug to lug and is completely away with the fairies. We hope to sober him up and release him onto the Lomonds tomorrow. 😁🐭
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Ever arrived at your holiday destination on a dark Winter’s night, only to find the place in complete darkness and freezing cold? How do you get the heating to work? Where are the light switches? You’re desperate for a cuppa but there’s no milk ☹
Holidays at Cosaig cottage don’t start like that. If you let us know that you will be arriving in the dark, we’ll make sure the cottage is warm and welcoming for you. All you need to do is come in, pop the kettle on (or maybe crack open a bottle..) and put your feet up. Ah bliss! ☺
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4 days ago

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Great advice here for riders and walkers alike....How many of us sometimes ride alone? How many of us let someone know where we will be riding and an estimated return time?

TELL SOMEONE WHERE YOU ARE RIDING

We are all guilty of not doing this from time to time - but seriously folks, it really could be the difference between life and death. Accidents happen-fact! Don't be lying there waiting for someone to find you.

Let someone know your route and when you intend to return. This can just be a quick text to your ‘late back’ person. Simply give the trails you intend to ride and the rough time it should take you. If you do not contact them within half hour of that time, they should start calling you. If there is no reply after an agreed time – your ‘late back’ person should be contacting the emergency services. Make sure they know how to do this and who to call. Simple.

Do not go straight to café/pub and forget to let your ‘late back’ person you are ok. This is an easy habit to get into and could save your life.

www.dmbins.com/riders/news/thinkwinter

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Typical greyhound....even on a short walk Luke makes the most of every opportunity for a lie down 😂 ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

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Luke, a big fan of the Sound Of Music has been putting his paw to paper today (sung to the tune of Raindrops on Roses) 🎼 🎶 🎵 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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...and this morning wasn't half bad either! This is DICE Imaging's footage filmed in nearby Peebles

DICE Imaging
A little teaser from this morning sunrise footage.
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Dramatic skies over Innerleithen this evening ♥️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Luke, the greyhound says he possibly had the best walk of his life this morning! The sniffs, a fabulous rub in the broom and a little dig have left him feeling like a pup again! ... See MoreSee Less

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We love to share updates about Cosaig, the local area and Luke the greyhound’s adventures on Facebook …