Robert Burns was born in a cottage in Alloway Scotland in 1759. In his 37 years, the much loved national poet of Scotland traveled and almost left the country for the West Indies to rid himself of lady problems. He stayed and sites from his life in Scotland appear in his poems, such as Brig o’Doon, the bridge over the River Doon. Tam o’ Shanter was chased by a witch, seen in street signs.
The story of Scotland, with other stories of Ports of the British Isles can be found in Cruise through History, Itinerary X, forthcoming.