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Is Edinburgh Airport Worried by Robert Burns International Airport?

I listened to Gordon Dewar on Radio Scotland’s Business Scotland programme complaining about subsidies to Prestwick. He sounded like a man worried about the prospect of a rejuvenated and rebranded Prestwick Airport. Perhaps he thinks that a renamed Robert Burns International Airport would be a serious threat to his plans for growth. He has no […]

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Robert Burns International Airport Petition Now Online

Following a successful presentation to Scottish Parliament, we are continuing our campaign for the renaming of Glasgow Prestwick Airport to Robert Burns International Airport. Scottish Parliament have encouraged us to continue gathering support for this petition. If you wish to add your support, please sign our online Robert Burns International Airport Petition. Click here to […]

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Halton Peel Burns Club – Canada

Halton Peel Burns Club – Canada Over these past years, under the leadership of our Club Presidents Chrys Ballantyne and Alan McKenzie, the Halton Peel Burns Club in Oakville, Ontario, has been building a catalogue of multimedia presentations on a wide range of topics related to Robert Burns and things Scottish.   This has grown […]

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14th RBWF Lasses Lunch

What a terrific afternoon we had on Sunday 12th May at Shawlands Park Hotel at the 14th RBWF Lasses Lunch. Sincere thanks to President Patricia Leslie and her team from the Lanarkshire Association of Burns Clubs for such impeccable organisation. Guest speaker Liz Lochhead gave a wonderful tribute to Robert Burns with excerpts from Burns […]

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Burns/Shevchenko Supper 2013

For the second year running, I was invited by the Ukrainian Community in Edinburgh to attend the above function and what a night it was. The Ukrainian Consul General, Mykhailo Osnach read out a ‘€œMessage to Burns’€ , by a Ukrainian writer who had been a great admirer of his works and this got the night […]

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RBWF Website Changes

You may have noticed that the RBWF website is currently undergoing some changes. We are hoping to make it look fresher and more useful to everyone interested in Robert Burns and the Robert Burns World Federation. We have added a new Events Calendar and booking system which is about to be populated with all upcoming […]

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Bob Stewart - RBWF President 2013/13

A message from Bob Stewart, President

My first act in my tenure as your new President must be to express my thanks and highest regards to our Immediate Past-President, Jim Shields, to the Board of Directors, to the members of the Executive Committees and, to our C.E.O. Alison C. Tait for all the support and guidance I have received from them […]

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2012 Schools Festivals – Primary Schools Competition

The National Finals for Primary pupils took place at Cults Academy in Grampian on 28th April 2012. In Recitation, Instrumental, Singing and Bagpiping competitions, prizes were available in two age categories: P 4-5 P 6-7 The results were as follows: Recitation P4-5 Amy Forrester, Lanarkshire Maisie Poolie, Fife Harry Forbes, Grampian   P 6-7 Annie […]

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2012 Schools Festivals – Secondary Schools Competition

The National Finals for Secondary pupils took place at Cults Academy in Grampian on 21st April 2012. In Recitation, Instrumental, Singing and Bagpiping competitions, prizes were available in three age categories: S 1-2 S 3-4 S 5-6 The results were as follows: Recitation S 1-2 Catherine Anderson, SSCBA (Dumfries & Galloway) Amy Houston, SSCBA Emily […]

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