Club Presentations


Bagpipes, Scotland and Robbie Burns by Donny MacKenzie


The Burns Family Finances in the Final Days by Jim Fletcher


The Death of Robert Burns by Stewart Cameron



Club Debates


"The Scottish National Dish: Haggis or Stovies?"



Burns in the News

How the banning of the kilt by England created a symbol of Scottish identity. Thanks to Terry Rowell for noticing this article. .


A statue of Burns has been reinstalled in Boston 4 decades after it was taken down.


Our club member Stewart Cameron was quoted in an article about Burns in "The Scotsman"


An interesting piece about when Sir Walter Scott met Robert Burns from the National of Scotland


A collection of Burns works goes on display. The story from The Scotsman


Would Burns have supported Scottish Independence? HBC member Duncan McGregor was quoted in a Globe and Mail article before the referendum.


If you like to ring in the new with a chorus of "Auld Lang Syne", here's how the Burns' song became a world wide favourite.


A newly discovered portrait of Burns is for sale. It's expected to fetch £2 million at auction. Spotted by David Glover.


A sculpture commemorating Robert Burns and his work has been unveiled in Dumfries, Scotland.


"Writer Andrew O'Hagan asks what made Robert Burns one of the world's favourite poets. He travels through the landscape of modern Scotland in a poetic journey to the places that inspired Burns". This YouTube video by the BBC is recommended by HBC member Bill Hughes


An important question: Robert Burns or the Loch Ness Monster? Thanks to David Glover for passing on this item.


A book was released this year on Burns' impact on Western culture. You can see a review of it here.


The Herald Scotland noted that Robbie Burns "Ae Fond Kiss" was sung to open the fourth Scottish Parliament. Noted by David Glover.


The Ayrshire Post carried a feature about the popularity of Burns among Italian schoolchildren.


A YouTube piece about the discovery of a letter by Burns written the week he died. Spotted by HBC member David Glover.


A Reuter's article about the digital creation of a portrait of Burns wife, Jean Armour as a young woman. Sent along by HBC member Richard McNair.





Information and photos on Burns life in Dumfries





A performance by Shenna Wellington.of Burns' "A Man's a Man for a' That" at the re-opening of the Scottish Parliament in July 1999.


Eddi Reader sings Burns' "Ae Fond Kiss" at Auld Lang Syne, a Burns Tribute Show.




Other Burnsiana




The Irvine Burns Club Scotland

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The Mauchline Burns Club Scotland




Robert Burns Association of North America




Burns Country

Cape Town Club


Pinelands Caledonian Society, Cape Town




Balerno Club



The Balerno Burns Club, Scotland

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The Calgary Burns Club


















2010 Supper

The Head Table at the 2010 Burns Supper



The Ivany Place Outreach



Awards at the Highland Games