Masonic Apron Meeting Walter Scott Uniform of Volunteers Swordcane

Professional Life

urns joined the Freemasons in 1781 and there is no doubt it helped introduce him to people of influence, particularly in Edinburgh. However, despite his writing successes, he still had to work to earn a living, and combined his farming with his duties as an Excise man. Following claims of disloyalty to the Crown, he joined the Royal Dumfriesshire Volunteers in Dumfries.