It was in 1787 that Robert Burns made his visit to the Falls of Bruar. However, he wasn’t so impressed by the few trees which surrounded the falls. In an effort to change this he wrote the poem ‘The Humble Petition of Bruar Water to the Noble Duke of Atholl’.. •
“Would then my noble master please
To grant my highest wishes,
He’ll shade my banks wi’ tow’ring trees,
And bonnie spreading bushes.”
His wishes were granted almost ten years later with 120,000 Larch and Scots Pine trees planted by John Murray, the 4th Duke of Atholl.