Picture Gallery
  • Robert Burns, after the portrait by Skirving
  • The poet's birth:
  • "Robert Burns, lawful son of William Burns, in Alloway, and Agnes Brown,
  • his spouse, was born January 25, 1759. baptised by Mr. William Dalrymple.
  • Witnesses-John Tennant and James Young."
  • Extract from the Session-Books of Ayr.
  • Robert was the eldest, his siblings were Gilbert, (b.1760), Agnes, (b.1762),
  • Anabella, (b.1764, William,(b.1767), John, (b.1769), and Isabel, (b.1771).
  • "Wee sleeket, cowran, tim'rous beastie"
  • From a drawing by Claude Shepperson, A.R.A.
  • Tam O' Shanter
  • The fient a tail she had to shake!
  • For Nannie, far before the rest,
  • Hard upon noble Maggie prest,
  • And flew at Tam wi' furious ettle
  • The Kitchen in Burn's cottage, Alloway
  • Burns' Monument and statue, Kilmarnock
  • Burns' Mausoleum, Dumfries
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