New Book by Patrick Scott on the Kilmarnock Edition

Many of us at RBANA remember Patrick Scott as a Burns scholar and a gentleman, and one of the University of South Carolina Scottish Literature department  which so graciously hosted our highly successful Conference and AGM in 2014. Patrick is the co-author of a new book on the Kilmarnock edition. Here is his description of the book … [Read more…]

Free Online Course on Robert Burns

Here’s the link to the latest in the series of free online courses on Robert Burns being offered by Gerry Carruthers and his team at Glasgow University. Several of us at RBANA have taken these and they are highly recommended. This one starts today, October 23.

Hume Trophy Winner 2017

Here are the two winning poems in the Jack Hume Heather & Thistle Trophy competition 2017 for original poetry written in the style of Robert Burns. First was Jim Fletcher of Halifax Burns Club, and second Jim McLaughlin of Calgary Burns Club. Congratulations to both. Hume Trophy Winners 2017

Free Robert Burns App now available

The Scottish Government has made available in the App Store for Apple and Android a free app entitled The Works of Robert Burns. This contains an alphabetized listing of the complete works, with translations of key words, as well as a Robert Burns Timeline and a Guide to Burns Suppers

Free Online Course on Robert Burns

Free Online Course – ‘Robert Burns: Poems, Songs, and Legacy’ Such was the success of the free online course on Robert Burns offered in January by the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow, in partnership with Futurelearn, that a second course is now available for enrolment. Over the course of three … [Read more…]