JM Barrie, Kirriemuir & Glamis Castle

Peter Pan & JM Barrie in KirriemuirJM Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, was born in Kirriemuir in 1860. Barrie died in London in 1937 and is buried with his parents in Kirriemuir Cemetery.

Before his death Barrie gifted the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London which continues to benefit from them. Barrie’s birthplace at 4 Brechin Road is now a museum maintained by the National Trust for Scotland. There is a Neverland Playpark in the town where children can play aboard Captain Hook’s ship, the Jolly Roger.

Close to Kirriemuir is Glamis Castle, ancestral home of the Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne. Glamis was the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Born Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon – Queen Elizabeth was the daughter of the 14th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne & Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck.

More photographs of JM Barrie and Kirriemuir can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook.

Glamis Castle

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