Friday, 30 May 2008

Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet, spent the last years of his life in and around Dumfries, which is in the South of Scotland.

He worked as a Customs & Excise man, and lived in a house in Burns Street, in Dumfries town. This house is currently in need of funding for general repairs & maintainance. It is a Museum to his memory.

He also had a farm, Ellisland, near Dumfries, which was not successful. Last year I attended a wedding there, which was a beautiful location for such an event.

He is buried in Greyfriar's Churchyard, a stone's throw from his house.

On the corner facing Greyfriars Church a new and lovely statue to Jean Armour, Burns' wife, has been erected.
Auld Lang Syne
There will not be many people in the world, who have not sung "Auld Lang Syne" At New Year, and other celebrations. I wonder how many know that Robert Burns wrote the words to this song?
Correct pronounciation for this is
Auld = al, as in pal
Lang = as it sounds
Syne = sine, as in sine or sign (not Zyne!)

Robert Burns Check

Burns Tartan

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