Poet's Path - The Fox.

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PW - 002 The Fox

Going down the pathway, we soon come to the statue of a fox with a broken chain dangling behind it. This commemorates the fox in Burns’ poem ‘On Glen Riddle’s fox breaking his chain’. Captain Robert Riddell of Glenriddle kept a pet fox in a dog-kennel – something which Burns, with his libertarian principles, abhorred. When the fox escaped Burns seized the opportunity to compose these lines on his favourite theme of Liberty.

Walking on, you come to a long line of weathervanes, each depicting a scene from

Robert Burns’ famous poem “Tam o’Shanter” interspersed with a few other sculpted

reminders of a few of Burns other notable poems.