Canongate Graveyard

Mercat Cross Canongate Royal Mile Edinburgh

 Canongate Graveyard Royal Mile Canongate Edinburgh

  Grave of Robert Fergusson (Poet)

Robert Fergusson was the inspiration to Robert Burns to make him the poet he turned out to be. Robert Fergusson died at the age of 24 in 1774. Robert Burns, to show how much respect he had for his fellow artist, paid for his headstone and wrote his inscription.

No sculptur’d marble here, nor pompus lay,

No story’d urn nor animated bust;

This simple stone directs pale Scotia’s way

To pour her sorrows o’er her poet’s dust.

Canongate Graveyard Grave of David Rizzio

Canongate Graveyard Grave of Adam Smith 1723 – 1790

Grave of Sir William Fettes

Grave of Agnes “Nancy” McLehose (CLARINDA)

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