Robert Burns

Robert Burns Was No Peasant Poet, He Was A Master Of Self-Promotion

  By Murray Pittock in The Conversation.   In the Edinburgh World Heritage website’s story about Scotland’s bard, it notes that when Robert Burns “the ploughman poet” came to the city in 1787, he was “a new boy in town and a great looking heart throb”. It’s a familiar description, dating back to the writer Henry Mackenzie’s review of […]

Nan Shepherd: Move Aside Robert Burns, It’s Time To Celebrate Scotland’s Identity With A Woman

    By Nicolas Le Bigre and Alistair Heather in The Conversation.   The half-light of these weary January days will soon be lit up by the linguistic thrills of Burns Night. This international celebration of Robert Burns’ timeless poetry will see millions across the world raise a glass to Scotland’s bard on January 25. Burns is used by Scots […]

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