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Information on the village of Bowden in Scotland.

Thomas Aird

Thomas Aird, the poet, (1802 - 1876) was born, in Bowden, in the house now known as 'Aird's Cottage'. He attended the local school, Melrose school and Edinburgh University. He became editor of the Edinburgh Weekly Journal, and made regular contributions to Blackwood's Magazine. In 1835 he was appointed editor of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Herald, and remained so for 28 years. It was in this paper that his tales, poems and sketches were first published, and, later, they were collected into book form.

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