The Poetry of Robert Burns

Born in Ayrshire in 1759, Robert Burns is Scotland's national bard. Affectionately known as 'the Ploughman Poet', his verses stand as a fitting testament to Scotland's proud literary history. Here's a selection of his greatest works.

The Big Burns Night Quiz

Think you know your 'Auld Lang Syne' from your 'Tam O'Shanter'? Test your knowledge of all things Robert Burns with this fun new quiz!

20 Facts About Robert Burns

The legacy of Robert Burns is incredibly impressive reaching far and wide across the globe and into the consciousness of some of the world's most well-known people. Check out these 20 fascinating facts about our very own Ploughman Bard. 

Ultimate Guide to Burns Night

The first Burns supper was held in 1801 and in the 200+ years since then new traditions have been added but the sentiment remains the same: to pay tribute to our national poet. Learn how to host the perfect Burns supper here. 

(Please note this was developed before the coronavirus pandemic.)