Robert Burns’ sculpture at The Birks of Aberfeldy

Robert Burns sculpture at The Birks of Aberfeldy

We recently did the circular walk at the Birks of Abefeldy in Perthshire and spotted a new sculpture of Robert Burns.

Robert Burns sculpture at The Birks of Aberfeldy

The pensive Robert Burns sits by the waterside

I assume that the sculpture was commissioned to commemorate the recent 250th anniversary of the birth of the national bard, which forms part of the Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebrations.

Robert Burns sculpture at The Birks of Aberfeldy

The Robert Burns sculpture at the Birks of Aberfeldy

I knew that Burns had visited The Birks as there is a plaque further up the walk above a rocky ledge, named Burn’s Seat ,where Burns is said to have rested and been inspired to write “The Birks of Aberfeldy“.

The walk is pretty steep at some parts and the wooden steps can be very slippery. However the views over the Falls of Moness are magical.

Robert Burns sculpture at The Birks of Aberfeldy

Falls of Moness, Aberfeldy

Robert Burns sculpture at The Birks of Aberfeldy