Links to Allied Organisations
Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, was born in Alloway in 1759. A farmer's son, he rose to literary prominence in 1786 with the first collection of his poetry, which came to be known as the Kilmarnock edition. He died young, at the age of thirty-seven, but his legacy endures.
The Centre for Robert Burns Studies was established in July 2007. Its mission is the development of research, scholarship and teaching in the area of Robert Burns, his cultural period and related literature.
Database of Public Memorials to Robert Burns Worldwide
Compiled by Glasgow University this is a tremendous resource for Burnsians everywhere
Discover Burns' Scotland
The Burns Scotland partners, care for manuscripts, books, relics, art and memorabilia that illuminate Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns. Our collections are of national significance and we co-ordinate access to them and work to ensure their preservation.
Birthplace of a genius – a celebration of the enduring legacy of Scotland’s national poet
- Visit the humble cottage where Robert Burns was born and spent the first years of his life.
- Explore the museum which houses more than 5,000 Burns artefacts including his handwritten manuscripts.
- Follow in Tam o’ Shanter’s footsteps to atmospheric Alloway Auld Kirk and over the Brig o’ Doon.
- Visit the Monument where Burns tourism began back in 1823.
- Celebrate the legacy of Burns with haggis, neeps and tatties in the museum café.
Robert Burns Humanitarian Awards- This Award is a globally-respected honour bestowed annually on a group or individual who shows selflessness and dedication in a bid to save, enrich or improve the lives of others through the protection and promotion of human rights and work to deliver social reform.
Named in honour of Scotland’s son, Robert Burns, this much sought after humanitarian award applauds the efforts of people who bring hope and inspiration, often in desperate situations, and help change lives for the better.
The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award is supported by South Ayrshire Council and EventScotland. The winner receives a specially commissioned award handcrafted in Scotland and the equivalent of 1759 guineas – a sum which signifies the year of the Bard’s birth and the coinage in circulation at the time – equating to £1,800 in today’s currency. Details of the award can be found at https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/burnsaward/
The RBHA is a celebration of Burns Night and is part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals – a programme of events funded by the Scottish Government and managed by EventScotland.
Spirit Aerosystems sponsors the Robert Burns World Federation, National Schools' Competitions.
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Sheila Kerr Jewellery
Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association
Grampian Oat Products and Hamlyn Oats