The Birthday of Robert “Rabbie” Burns. Born in Ayrshire Scotland in 1759 he became know variously as the Ploughman Poet, The Bard of Ayrshire and proclaimed by many as the Poet of Scotland. Always close to his country life heritage much of his work reflected the love of nature and country life. A short life as Burns died in 1796 but a life packed with literary achievements, achievements still recognised today with lines such as…
Love is like a Red, Red Rose
and of course the words everyone knows…. Auld Lang Syne.
(Burns Birthplace and the Burns Memorial Garden, Alloway, Ayrshire)
Rabbie Burns Life is celebrated tonight, the 25th of January known also as Burns Night, not just in Scotland but in Scottish communities far across the World. Celebrations that often centred around a Burns Night Supper…. with of course Haggis, tatties and neaps.
So I lift a glass, a wee dram to all my Scottish friends far and wide….
Amang the trees, where humming bees,
At buds and flowers were hinging,
(C) David Oakes 2020