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Moffat has inspired poets such as Burns and Hogg, but it has also inspired musicians. The pipe march 'The Hills of Moffat' is one example, whilst Burns's 'The Lass of Craigieburn Wood' is another. The song 'The Soft Lowland Tongue of the Border' certainly applies to Moffat and will be added to the website by Mr. Williamson, choirmaster of the Upper Annandale Dramatic Society. 'Auld Lang Syne' may have been composed by Burns in either Moffat or Dumfries and can be sung by Scots anywhere.
On December 1999 the Christmas Lights of Moffat were switched on, to the first public performance of the Moffat Anthem. The lyrics written by Mr. Barnsby Clarke of Beattock, were sung to the music 'Highland Cathedral' by the local choir. A pipe and electronic organ rendering of the music was prepared by Mr. Ian Johnstone. By all means sing it and think of Moffat as you do so.
Dear are the Moffat hills I love to roam.
Town and village, farm and school,
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Moffat Town Website started 14th November 1999.
Last updated 12th December 1999.