Burns Night

Enjoy the history and heritage of Burns Night, celebrating Scotland's national bard Robert Burns.

Find out about the death of Scottish poet Robert Burns, who died on 21 July 1796 on this day in Scottish History. ...

21/07/2017

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Robert the Bruce, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Captain Scott are among the people from Scottish history who have ...

20/07/2017

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A violin which Robert Burns is said to have danced to will sound as it did in the 18th century, after being ...

24/01/2017

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A rare collection of song sheets compiled in a book belonging to 'Agnes Burns' and dating to the time of Robert ...

23/01/2017

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Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle are holding themed events on 23 and 24 January to celebrate Burns Night ...

18/01/2016

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Professor Gerard Carruthers explores the characteristics which bind – and separate – the national bards Robert ...

11/01/2016

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17/12/2015

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Graham Main, artistic director of the Big Burns Supper, talks about why haggis takes centre stage at the Big Burns ...

26/11/2015

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The owners of the Globe Inn in Dumfries, the pub which Robert Burns nicknamed his 'howff', have donated a set of ...

13/10/2015

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30/04/2015

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Author Rosemary Gemmell tells the story of Mary Campbell, the Dunoon dairymaid who inspired some of Robert Burns's ...

02/04/2015

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Researchers have created the most complete mapping of the route that Robert Burns took on his tours of the ...

21/01/2015

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