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Burns Cottage, Alloway

Burns Cottage, Alloway, Scotland

This afternoon I attended a special Burns themed event at the Birthplace Museum of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet. The museum is located about 45 mins south of Glasgow near the Ayrshire coast on the West of Scotland.
The event commenced around 1.00pm with the underlying them of  ‘Burns Beer Festival 2012’  and sub titled  ‘A peck o’maut’  in Scots English. The series of events comprised:

Read more on Taste Scotland’s Beers, Taste Scotland…

River Doon and Brig O'Doon

River Doon and Brig O'Doon, Alloway

This evening, I am focusing on the charming village of Alloway which is located close to Ayr, south of Glasgow. Alloway is synonymous with Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, who was born here on Jan 25th 1759 in a two roomed thatched cottage built in 1757 by his father, William. This building still exists ( see image below) and has been transformed into a visitor attraction reflecting the style of the late 18th century. Effectively, Alloway is now a Burns ‘shrine’ featuring the birthplace, Auld Kirk, Burns Monument, Birthplace Museum and the Brig O’ Doon all of which are featured below.

Read more on Visit Alloway, Visit Scotland…

Fiddler, Burns Night

Fiddler, Burns Night, Glasgow

This evening, I attended a Burns Night Supper in Glasgow arranged by the local centre of Scotland’s National Trust.

The programme was as follows:

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