A passionate, inspiring, forward thinking pioneer of his generation, Robert Burns is regarded as the national poet of Scotland. Born in Ayrshire, on 25th January 1759, Scotland's best loved bard is famous for his political views, revolutionary behaviour, his love for the lassies and of course his world famous songs and poems.
Although Burns lived a short life, dying at the age of 37, it was fulfilling and eventful. Starting out as a farmer then moving on to become a writer, Burns travelled throughout Scotland where he gathered inspiration for much of his work. The stunning Ayrshire scenery and the romantic setting of Dumfries helped provide the insight for compiling much of his romantic material.
Today, throughout Scotland there are landmarks, museums and visitor centres all dedicated to the life and work of Robert Burns.