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President’s Blog – July

Burns is reported to have commented on “the kind hospitality and most agreeable little party” when he visited Covington Mains en route to Edinburgh in November 1786 and met with Archibald “Baldy” Prentice. My good friend David Smith rode shotgun for me on a beautiful summer’s Sunday for the Covington Mains ceremony. The welcome and […]

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President’s Blog – June

“Simmer’s a pleasant time” the Bard told us in the love song “Aye Waulkin’ O”.  The recent spell of incredible weather certainly lifts the spirits and has allowed Burns Clubs and Associations with various summer commemorative events to plan with some confidence. June started off for me with the Dumfries and Galloway Burns Association Annual […]

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200 Club Winners 2017 – 2018

Congratulations to all the lucky 200 Club winners in 2017-18. The complete list is as follows: Date Prize Winner Sep-17 Quarterly Prize Mauchline Burns Club 1st prize Roberta Copland 2nd prize Colin Harris Oct-17 1st prize Alloway Burns Club 2nd prize Robert L Miller Nov-17 1st prize Mauchline Burns Club 2nd prize May and Donald […]

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President’s Blog – May

‘I’m gaun tae Mauchline Holy Fair To spend an hour in daffin Gin you’ll go there, you rankl’d pair We will get famous laughin’ At them this day’   Tae Mauchline Holy Fair I did go and spent a good part of it laughing with friends.  The Holy Fair is a colourful and spectacular occasion. […]

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The Scottish Government Announcement

RBWF President’s Response to the Announcement from The Scottish Government I welcome the announcement from the Scottish Government yesterday approving a research study into the global value of Robert Burns to Scotland. The announcement comes following a recent Parliamentary debate led by Joan McAlpine, MSP, and supported by the RBWF. The study will be led […]

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RBWF Lasses Lunch (Hosted by Lanarkshire Association of Burns Clubs)

RBWF Lasses Lunch – Sunday 20th May 2018 (hosted by Lanarkshire Association of Burns Clubs) 12noon for 1pm at The Radstone Hotel, 3 Ayr Rd, Shawsburn, Larkhall ML9 2TZ, Telephone: 01698 791111 Guest Speaker: Jane Brown, Past President, RBWF Closing Date for bookings:    Friday 20th April 2018 Please complete the RBWF Lasses Lunch Booking Form […]

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North East Schools Festival – Reschedule Details

The Robert Burns World Federation North of Scotland Schools Festival, which was cancelled on 4th March, has now been rescheduled on SATURDAY 24th MARCH 2018 in MELDRUM ACADEMY, Colpy Road, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie, AB51 ONT. We look forward to welcoming you all. For further details, please contact,  Helena Anderson Wright Tel: 01224 868988 email: robertburnscomp@aol.com

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North East Scotland Schools Festival

The Robert Burns World Federation North East Scotland Schools Festival on Saturday 3rd March in Portlethen Academy is cancelled, due to the extreme weather conditions. We are extremely sorry about this, but safety is our top priority. Please contact Helena Anderson Wright on robertburnscomp@aol.com  for further updates and rescheduling.

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RBWF President – Burns Day Message

Burns Day Message   So here we are again folks, over 250 years since Robert Burns’ birthday we are still celebrating his life.  All over the world in every hour of every day around this time, people will be celebrating the life of the ‘Lad wha was born in Kyle’.  Burns memory is enduring and […]

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Burns Alicht – 27th January 2018

Journey, this Burns season, into Burns Alicht, a unique sparkling birthplace tour in celebration of Scotland’s poet Robert Burns. Discover special illuminations, be enchanted by mischievous sights, sounds and entertainment and delight in landmarks coming alive. This special evening concludes with a finale burning of John Barleycorn to the sound of tribal drums! TICKETS ON […]

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