David MacBeth Moir

Here’s a statue of local lad, David MacBeth Moir, who was a physician and poet.

The David Macbeth Moir statue stands by the stone bridge over the Esk, looking down High Street. The monument was erected in 1853, shortly after the death of the man who had served Musselburgh throughout his life as a ‘friend and doctor’. Charles Dickens was one of the many subscribers who paid for the memorial to this ‘much-loved citizen’. Doctor Moir was also a well known author in his day, writing several bestsellers.

I hope you have had a good Tuesday.

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