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History of Duns
People of Note

Jim Clark

Jim Clark was born in Kilmany in Fife on March 4th 1936, the son of a farmer.

Thomas Boston

Thomas Boston was born in Duns in 1676, in the house which is now 13 Newtown Street.

Duns Scotus

John Duns Scotus was born in Duns probably in the year 1266.

Dr Thomas McCrie

Thomas McCrie was born in Duns in November 1772.

Sir John Pirie

Sir John was born on 18 September 1781 at Duns, Berwickshire, the second son of John Pirie and Helen Renton.

Dr Abraham Robertson

Born in Duns in 1751, Abraham Robertson, was a most remarkable man, in that his talents came to light in a very unusual way.

Louise Aitken-Walker

Louise was born in 1960 on the outskirts of Duns and brought up and educated locally, attending The Berwickshire High School.

Robert Fortune

Robert Fortune was born in Edrom near Duns on 16th September 1812.

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