The world will soon again, on 25th January, be celebrating birthday of Robert Burns, Scotlandâ€™s best-loved son and its National Bard. His passionate and inspiring songs and poetry have touched many hearts and influenced thousands of people around the globe.
No matter which corner of the world you come from, whether itâ€™s China, Russia, Mexico or the US, youâ€™ve most likely raised your voice in a chorus of Auld Lang Syne at least once or twice. Well, it may be known under a different title, but go on, look it up and I guarantee youâ€™ll recognise the tune instantly. Am I right?
I’ve dug a little deeper into Burnsâ€™ legacy and brought you a few tidbits of information about Scotlandâ€™s most iconic literary figure. Most of you may be familiar with Burns NightÂ customs, haggis â€“ Scotlandâ€™s national dish, or the traditional folk musicÂ that accompanies the celebrations, but did you know thatâ€¦
To find out more about Rabbie Burns, why not immerse yourself in his world and visit the sites he frequented in Ayrshire,Â his homeland, and hear recitations of his most famous songs and poems at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway? Or follow the Burns itinerary and explore the romantic locations of Dumfries & Galloway where he spent his final years.