Duns the dog with Captain Scott

rector rob kelly,dog-14/10/2004
rector rob kelly,dog-14/10/2004

When Captain Scott appealed for sponsorship for his ill-fated Antarctic expedition in 1910, Berwickshire High School pupils raised £3 10s 6d to sponsor their dog, named Duns. Scott wrote to the school thanking them for their contribution.

In 2004, out of the blue, then Rector Rob Kelly (pictured above) received photos of the expedition, including one of Duns the dog, from a researcher.

Scott’s expedition ran into difficulties, and he died along with his companions attempting to return from the South Pole.