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AlfredMunnings: "These words…quoted by Robert Burns, would cheer the souls of artists who have tried to record their own vision, their way of seeing things." Alfred Munnings, An Artist's Life, 1950. Read on:

wanjikumugane: Kabla uwashe gas kindly check if its leaking. Just lost a friend with 75% degree burns at KNH!

LearNonsense: London became, for a day, a snow sculpture park. Snow sitters on benches (with a nod to Anthony Gormley); snow penguins and squirrels; even a snow Robert Burns. I love the way that snow makes children and artists of us all. It is a tangible form of wonder.

MsSBurns: Poet Study : Robert Burns

BCarail: Robert Burns Birthday 2021

CynicPao: So, either side of Australia Day are Robert Burns night and India's Republic Day. Makes you think what is possible!

JohnABrereton: Robert Burns was both a proud Scot and a proud Brit. 'The British Constitution is the most Glourious on Earth.'

kristoferkawas: Prince William and Kate Middleton Send Haggis to Support Scottish Frontline Workers January 25 marks Burns Night, an annual celebration of the Scottish poet Robert Burns.

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QuibellPaul: Burns Night 2021: Who was Scottish poet Robert Burns?

heresDaibhi: “Here’s freedom to them that wad read/ Here’s Freedom to them that was write/ There’s nane ever fear’d that the truth would be heard/ But they whom the truth would indite”- Robert Burns

roland_slice: Robert Burns X MF DOOM - To A Doof

Portyschool: Another fabulous Robert Burns portrait by a P5/6A pupil.

NStarNews: Outlanders links to Robert Burns to be discussed at special live event

CraigMurrayOrg: I fear that Robert Burns and Thomas Muir would both be horrified to know that, 200 years later, they are still trying to throw you in jail merely for writing the truth about power and corruption in Scotland.

GrantHayter: On a Dog of Lord Eglinton's I Never barked when out of season, I never bit without a reason; I ne'er insulted weaker brother, Nor wronged by force or fraud another. We brutes are placed a rank below; Happy for man could he say so. - Robert Burns

chdphd: A view from the Robert Burns Memorial Garden, Stonehaven

EastAyrshire: Exciting opportunity to join our brand new school! We're looking for a Principal Teacher of Maths at the Robert Burns Academy (Barony Campus). Salary £56,400.00 per year. For full details and to apply visit

ruhlman: My site was down yesterday, 1/25, Robert Burns’s b-day and wanted to put up the cocktail we did live on IGTV for the Friday cocktail hour. So here’s the post that was supposed to go up, a great new cocktail:

ResearchBuzz: The Herald: Robert Burns fans crash the Scottish Poetry Library website -

TheScotsman: Here we look at the Scots words that helped to express so vividly this rather wild night out.

herojosfft: Robert burns???

parcadying: Robert burns is the biggest rapper to ever come out of Scotland

HamberleyCare: It was Burn's Night yesterday, and Nesbit House really got into the spirit of the Scottish holiday! Nurse Will read a popular Robert Burns poem, we sat down for a special Scottish lunch, and were joined by a bagpiper who played some wonderful classics for our residents.

allynfolksjr: Was Robert Burns night just invented in 2021? Or is this a weird manifestation of Baader–Meinhof phenomenon because I've legit never heard of it before.

HistoryScotland: Join History Scotland for a very special event devoted to Robert Burns and the history of Burns Suppers - an exclusive online event on 28 January. Details at

Degroot91077761: Robert Burns Night Scotland. I am also a Rab C Nesbit fan!

FearghasKelly: Robert Burns would be ashamed of the Scotland of today. Nothing to do with politics, it’s just that shagging’s been banned since March.

susantomespiano: Robert Burns' birthday yesterday, Mozart's birthday tomorrow. Would those two men have had anything in common? Today's blog post:

carol_baraniuk: Delighted to have been asked by the USCN to say a few words about the very exciting project Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century, which I'm enjoying working on at the University of Glasgow.

FlagUpScotJam: As you probably know last night was Burns night. As this article from Glasgow Museums shows, Robert Burns had his own links to Jamaica -

SenatorRobBlack: Rabbie Burns Day - a chance to celebrate the life & poetry of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns. Supper tonight will consist of roast beef, haggis, neeps & tatties, Scottish oatcakes with honey or strawberry jam on top & a nip of Scotch will round out the evening!

BurntIslandVC: "Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat Sae let the Lord be thankit." Robert Burns - The Selkirk Grace Have a good one, clan

StevenIsserlis: Robert Burns b otd 1759! "Oh would some power the gift give us, to see ourselves as others see us!" "The joy of my heart is to 'study men, their manners, and their ways,' and for this darling object I cheerfully sacrifice every other consideration." "My heart 's in the Highlands"

ClarkLibUCLA: Happy Burns Night & Supper everyone! Before sitting down to a heaping plate of haggis, tatties, and neeps here’s a late 18th century portrait miniature of Robert Burns himself, measuring 2 ½ by 3", in addition to a letter fragment from the 1780s written to an unknown addressee.

isaguor: 200 food boxes from local family business House of Bruar will also be shared with hospital staff and Royal Warrant Holders Valvona & Crolla, and Fisher and Donaldson kindly donated Burns Biscuits and gift boxes to NHS Tayside staff...

darkedinburgh: “We two have paddled in the stream, from morning sun till dine; But seas between us broad have roared since days of long ago.” - Robert Burns

geni: On this day in 1759, Scottish poet Robert Burns was born.

ChampianFulton: Y’all. Nick is making haggis because it’s Robert burns night

JimmerThatisAll: This day in history. 1802. Burns Night, a dinner in tribute to Robert Burns featuring poetry, whisky, and the piping in of the haggis but if the food comes out of a pipe count me out.

BjCathrine: Prince Charles and Camilla toast Robert Burns

marygkosta: Till a’ the seas gang dry, my Dear, And the rocks melt wi’ the sun: I will luve thee still, my dear, While the sands o’ life shall run. And fare thee weel, my only Luve! And fare thee weel, a while! And I will come again, my Luve, Tho’ it were ten thousand mile! ~Robert Burns

RaggedTP: Deacon Blue: Robert Burns Green grow the rashes, O; Green grow the rashes, O; The sweetest hours that e'er I spend, Are spent amang the lasses, O. Nature swears, the lovely dears Her noblest work she classes, O: Her prentice han' she try'd on man, An' then she made the lasses, O.

crankyuncle2: Born OTD 1759 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), born in Alloway, Scotland (d. 1796)

Ray__Porter: Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for a' that, That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree, an' a' that. For a' that, an' a' that, It's coming yet, for a' that, That man to man, the warld o'er, Shall brothers be for a' that. -Robert Burns

aberdeenuni: 1/ Join us at 7.30pm (UK time) this evening for a wonderful virtual celebration of Robert Burns presented by singer Fiona Kennedy and featuring a splendid compilation of performances and readings. [continued]

nzherald: A dram's a dram and a' that: Kiwi whisky for Burns night.

awilliams_a: Good morning all! Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire. ~ Robert Burns

autonewssiite: Got Any Good Car Poetry? - Shall I compare thee, 1984 900 Turbo 16S, to a summer’s day? Image: SAABIn Scotland tonight folks will be celebrating Burns Night, a night dedicated to the Scottish poet Robert Burns who was born this day in 1759. The Scots celebrate it with the read...

JustinGreenewa1: It's Robert Burns Day.

InverOutlanders: Outlanders links to Robert Burns to be discussed at special live event

nytimesbooks: Just before Robert Burns died, penniless and alone, he left behind a poem about a mouse whose nest was destroyed by a plow. He could identify.

dlmc_z: And last, but certainly not least, is Sam Heughan reciting a bit of Robert Burns’ “Address to a Haggis.”

Rabbitcadabra: Originally from Scotland, I have a love of poetry, particularly Robert Burns' ~ The Bard of Scotland'...

fd_scotland: Everything you wanted to know about ‘The Slave’s Lament’. Or at least an attempt to untangle its tortuous history and the vexed issue of Robert Burns’ authorship:

WellandMuseum: Happy Robbie Burns Day! To celebrate we’re sharing this Wilson MacDonald poem from our archives. Not sure who Robert Burns or Wilson MacDonald are? Check out today’s blog:

HistoryScotland: Bruce Blacklaw shares the stories behind intriguing Robert Burns objects from the collections of National Museums Scotland.

UKWebArchive: Are you looking forward to Burns Night? The legacy of seminal Scottish poet Robert Burns is still strong in the digital age. Read about just some of the websites about his work in the web archive:

TheGaryMcNair: An Ode To The Immortal Bard Of Ayr, Robert Burns by William McGonagall

JodeHarrisonHT: Burns fans out in force online

socantscot: From whisky to tartan, Robert Bruce to Robert Burns, we Scots have a strong brand recognised across the globe. Tonight, pour yourself a dram and discover how our national identity was forged using iconic objects from Scotland's past:

LettersOfNote: Robert Burns writes to a critic who had complained about the “obscure language” and “imperfect grammar” in Burns’ poetry:

natlibscot: Robert Burns was born in 1759 in this cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire. He died in Dumfries at the early age of 37. Yet in that short time he took the Scottish literary world by storm, and secured a place for himself in history. (Image: James Valentine / 1870s / MacKinnon Coll.)

FXMC1957: 25 January 1759. Legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Ayrshire. He’s regarded as the national poet of Scotland and his poems are celebrated worldwide. His poem (and song) Auld Lang Syne is often sung to welcome in the New Year.

HiexT5: Happy Burns Night lets celebrate of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns and enjoy a Whiskey at home

gregmoodie: Some new paintings to celebrate Robert Burns' 262nd birthday.

EdwardCarey70: A drawing a day. Day 313. Robert Burns. “Gie me ae o’ Nature’s fire, That’s a’ the learning I desire.” (Happy Burns Night, everyone.)

mdnrmom: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

fonecable: The word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns…

turtleasaur: (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns (born on 25 January 1759), and usua…

TurkeyQuiche: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

AriDeLeo: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

coldbrewedtool: Don't say I didn't warn ya when I spend the entire day posting Robert Burns poems to the TL tomorrow

hugobrown: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert B…

griogsaidh: so no burns ceilidhs this year but i made a quiz

LucasJamesKulis: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

0ShwetaShah0: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

ColMattPrice: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

Gabriel12Rocha: The word of the day is "sgian dubh", (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burn…

L0ver0flrh: Also happy Robert burns day to my Scottish folks

koustavsuny: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

Take15Min: The word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns…

theautismdad: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

MrsConnollyCPS: Happy Burns Day. Here is a little video about Robert Burns. The Story of Robert Burns

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DonaldJShanahan: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

avemii: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

Shakn_n_Stirred: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

raddude323: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

Harry_Bosch1: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

343Dylan: Wikipedia WotD: sgian dubh:

pagarama: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

Fan_docx: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

lc928: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

DrGeorgeFayad: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

monarchtimeslko: Wikipedia word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert…

BillLandrethW: Word of the day is sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns (bo…

WikipediaWord: Word Of The Day: sgian dubh. Definition: (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert …

willismarc: sgian dubh : (Scotland) A small, single-edged knife worn tucked into the hose (stocking) as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress along with the kilt. Burns night is held on this date in celebration of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns (born on 25 January 17…



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