This is where Scotland’s Bard,
Robbie Burns, is said to have composed ‘Scots Wha
Ha’e’’. He was inspired to write it while out
walking but only committed the famous words to
paper when he reached the Murray Arms Hotel.
The Murrays were an important local family and established a number of cotton mills along the riverbank. What started out as a tiny hamlet with just one building – the eponymous gatehouse – has now grown into a small, pleasant holiday centre. Visitors will find the full story at the Mill on the Fleet Museum.