Friday, 25 July 2008


I missed posting a blog on the anniversary of the death of Robbie Burns (21 July 1796), but this seems an appropriate moment to make amends. I discovered an article about the making of a replica of the printing press that would have been used for the printing of Burns' poetry. You may like to visit the National Burns Collection site. The Writers' Museum in Edinburgh contains more information about the poet. The Burns National Heritage Park site has more information.

P.S. Burns is heading for a BIG anniversary!

P.P.S. Literature or doggerel? It may be my Scottish roots coming to the surface, but I would defend Burns from Jeremy Paxman's views. The Daily Mail, 15 August 2008.

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