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Annan The History Town

Enlivening Annan's past to create a brighter future for the town...

Illicit Annan

Any coastal town was always a target for smuggling and Annan was no different.

Luxury goods were smuggled into the area and sold on. There was often sympathy for the smugglers and a ready market for their goods. The revenue officers and excisemen had their work to cut out to detect and catch the smugglers, but having a poet as the excise man ensured they were not forgotten.