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 by Professor Murray Pittock from the Centre for Robert Burns Studies in Glasgow University.  The work will be carried out over the next twelve months or so with an interim report on findings being released ahead of next Burns season.  The final report will be available in the summer of 2019.

The RBWF is fully supportive of this research and looks ahead with great anticipation of the reports being published.

 

See full annoucement below:

https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_585298_en.html