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Nairne (Caroline Oliphant), Baroness (1766-1845), was born at Gask, in Perthshire, and belonged to a family of strong Jacobite opinion. In 1806 she married Major Nairne, who became Baron upon the reversal of an attainder. She lived at Edinburgh, and then, as a widow, upon the Continent and in Ireland, finally returning to Gask. Under the signature "B. B." she wrote many songs, among them being Caller Herrin, Land of the Leal, Laird of Cockpen, and The Auld House.