It could be argued that, for Burns, the lassies tended to be a fatal attraction. However, the legacy is in a canon of love poetry that spans the range of emotions from celebration of physical intimacy, through the pain of loss and separation, to the celebration of enduring friendship.
Around the world tributes to Robert Burns are held through the ritual of the Burns' Supper. Originally started a few years after his death by a group of his friends and acquaintances, to honour his memory, the suppers are now celebrated annually on the date of his birth, 25th January. Here are the perfect ingredients needed to hold your very own Burns' Supper.
Beacons, all three, to women in business everywhere
David Livingstone, the world-famous missionary and explorer, was born 200 years ago today in Blantyre.
Few people realise that, outside of London, Edinburgh has more literary associations than any other part of Britain.
Robert Bruce, along with William Wallace and Andrew Moray epitomise the Scots freedom-fighter, leading legions of tartan-clad warriors to secure or defend liberty. But who were the Scots women who have fought the brave fight for civil rights around the world?
Japan and Scotland may be on opposite sides of the globe, but the links between them, particularly in the business world, are many and varied.
Scotland's national poet Robert Burns is celebrated throughout the world.