Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The Man Who Left Millions to Brigadoon

Once in the Highlands, the Highlands of Scotland,
two weary hunters lost their way . . .

The National Trust for Scotland has been struggling financially. Thanks to a reclusive American, William Robert Lindsay, that struggle should be millions of dollars easier. See Love of 'Brigadoon' inspires Vegas tycoon to leave fortune to Scotland.

Lindsay had Scots ancestors but never visited Scotland. (Let's hope he didn't become a decedent without seeing a live production of Lerner and Lowe's glorious musical. The Hollywood version of "Brigadoon" was an abomination.)

Lindsay's earlier gifts to the National Trust for Scotland helped to maintain Culzean Castle, at right.

Lindsay's largess helped fix up Robert Burns' birthplace.
The Birthplace Museum holds its official opening this month.

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