Robert Burns App

An app’s an app for a’ that - The Works of Robert Burns

Enjoy your Burns Supper on January 25 with this free iPhone and Android app from, offering you more than 550 poems and love songs complete with a useful glossary of terms to help interpret the Scots words.

Scotland's Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop said:

“Robert Burns is Scotland’s greatest cultural icon, recognised and celebrated all around the world. His legacy is of incalculable value to Scotland and the country’s image abroad.

“This app uses the very latest technology to bring Burns firmly into the 21st century, with his enduring messages of human equality and international brotherhood now available to iPhone users the world over.

“This app will appeal to existing admirers of Burns and make his poetry available to a whole new audience. It is a great platform to promote his work on the international stage”

Impress your friends by reciting famous classics including:

To a Mouse ( the best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men…)
To a Louse ( to see oursels as ithers see us!…)
Auld Lang Syne ( should auld acquaintance be forgot …)
A Mans a Man for ‘a that ( will brothers be for a’ that)
My Luve is like a red, red rose ( till a’ the seas gang dry…)

Plus a full guide to how to host an authentic Burns Supper including:

  • What to eat with your haggis
  • What to drink
  • What music to listen to
  • What to wear
  • Which poems to recite

Also, read about Robert Burns' life with a biography and visual timeline of the life of the celebrated Bard.

Download free on iOS

Download free on Android