The Burns Shelter

This is one of my favourite “buildings” in East Lothian. Built in 1959 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Rabbie Burns’ birth,  Burns is said to have taken refuge in a shelter in Prestonpans during an illness. The Mural was painted by local artist Kate Hunter and added in 2005, Scots historians may recognise one or two faces in the mural as she chose to incorporate men who influenced Burns to the mural amongst the scenes from Tam O’Shanter.

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