Highland - Ross & Cromarty
Hugh Miller's Birthplace Cottage & Museum
9-10 September 2017
Fossil Hunter, folklorist, stonemason, geologist, newspaper editor, social justice campaigner - Hugh Miller was one of the great Scots of the 19th Century. His quests and writings have left a huge legacy of knowledge but as the two adjacent properties testify, he came from ordinary beginnings. The thatched cottage where Hugh was born in 1802 was built by Hughs's pirate grandfather, while the handsome Georgian villa, now an interactive museum, was built by his father. Outside Miller's yard Garden of Wonders is a stunning place to explore the stones and fossils of Miller's natural world while next door the gardens of the Birthplace include a working cobble courtyard, a beautiful cottage garden and a Garden Room - Space for Reflection.