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Burnside Cottage

Located just to the northeast of Dykehead, at the foot of Glen Clova, Burnside Cottage is a substantial bungalow which was once a simple estate cottage, but extended in the early 20th century and again in the 1970s. It is best-known as the holiday home of Dr. Edward Wilson, who died with Captain Robert Falcon Scott in the Antarctic in 1912. Scott visited Wilson here and the expedition was partly planned in the house. It also featured in the British film Scott of the Antarctic (1948), which starred John Mills. The cottage belonged to Wilson's publisher, Reginald Smith, who was based in London and was also the publisher of Sir J.M. Barrie (1860 - 1937) who is thought to have visited Wilson and Scott here while he holidayed at nearby Balnaboth House. In the hall, there is a plaque commemorating Wilson and Scott's time here in 1910-11 and a roadside cairn commemorating them lies a half-mile (1 km) to the west.


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