Contributed Articles about Robert Burns
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Obituary - Eddie Gaughan 1947-2012 >
An obituary to Eddie Gaughan our serving Vice President who passed away on 28 April 2012.
Highland Mary Campbell >
On or around the 20th October 2011, is the 225th anniversary of Highland Mary's death, and Norrie Paton, of Campbeltown, thought it would be fitting to have an updated article on her made available.
Highland Mary’s Bibles at Alloway >
Another contribution from Norrie Paton of Campbeltown. This time telling the history of the two bibles given to Highland Mary by Burns.
Robert Burns and the
Scots Tongue >
This is an article that was originally published in a special edition of "Scotland's Magazine" in January 1959, the bicentennial of Robert Burns's birth.
Burns as an Exciseman >
A short account of Burns life as an Exciseman in Dumfries by Bryan Weir.
What did Robert Burns Look Like? (by Bryan Weir) >
An account of the information we have available about Burns's physical appearance by Bryan Weir, webmaster.
The Last Days of Robert
Burns (by Bryan Weir) >
A short examination of the cause of Burns's death and a report on his last hours by Bryan Weir, webmaster.
Jobs, Discontent, and Beauty by Ellen Reiss about Robert Burns >
An article about the exploitation of people in their working lives that uses Burns work as an illustration.
Robert Burns as a Freemason >
An article about Burns' life as a Feeemason contributed by Todd J. Wilkinson. (Mr. Wilkinson is a librarian and adjunct history instructor at Ozarks Technical Community College in Spingfield, Missouri. He is a member of the Scottish St. Andrew's Society of Springfield and Vice-President of the Clan Cumming Society USA.).
The Heritage Park and Kirkoswald (by Bryan Weir) >
A short tour of the new museum, pictures from the heritage park, Souter Johnnie's Cottage and Kirkoswald cemetery where Tam O' Shanter, Souter Johnnie, Burns maternal grandparents and Kirkton Jean are all buried.
Burns Love Songs Revisited >
Ian Rae and his wife are Scots from Glasgow who have been domiciled in London for 40 years. Ian started a project about 17 years ago the purpose of which was to write new music to some of Robert Burns’ lesser known love songs. This is the record of this. It includes YouTube music of some of the recordings with his wife singing.