Poet's Path - The Fox

Alloway Robert Burns Poets Path Glenriddell's Fox

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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 Glenriddell's Fox Breaking His Chain'. Captain Robert Riddell of Glenriddle kept a pet fox in a dog kennel - something that 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' notable poems.

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