Robert Burns

From traditional ballads and romantic songs to humorous satires and thought-provoking poems, Robert Burns composed some of the world's most instantly recognisable lines of poetry and song lyrics.

The Burns Birthplace Museum

A display at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway

The Life of Robert Burns

Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759, on a dark and windy night in the village of Alloway in Ayrshire. He died just 37 years later, at his home in Dumfries, from an illness that sadly would have been easily treatable today.

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