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Robert Burns' bastart wean auctioned for £17,400

A POEM written by Robert Burns addressed to his first child, an illegitimate daughter by his mistress "bonnie Betty", has fetched £17,400 at auction.

Burns poem to lovechild goes on sale at auction

ONE of Robert Burns' best-loved poems, addressed to his illegitimate baby daughter by his mistress, "bonie Betty", is to go under the hammer later this month.

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£1m windfall brings Robert Burns into the 21st century

HE IS one of Scotland's most important and best-loved literary figures. But now the reputation of Robert Burns is set to be enshrined after funding was secured for the first complete scholarly edition of his works.

Robert Burns iPhone app updated after crash protests

THE Scottish Government has been forced to update its Robert Burns iPhone app after users complained it was difficult to access and inaccurate.

A £50,000 repair for your honest sonsie faces

REPAIR work is set to start on an antique statue of Robert Burns which was vandalised in West Lothian more than 30 years ago.

Robert Burns: Your favourite lines of his poetry

Earlier today we asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook to let us know their favourite lines from the work of Robert Burns on the 252nd anniversary of his birth.

Birthday 'flash mob' for Burns

THE work of Robert Burns got the flash mob treatment yesterday, when fans came together to mark his birthday with a spontaneous performance of one his most famous songs in the heart of Edinburgh.

Flashmob shows enthusiasm still Burns bright

Singers gathered outside St Giles' Cathedral yesterday lunchtime for a "Burns Flashmob".

Video: Robert Burns fans gather for flashmob in Edinburgh

A CROWD of Robert Burns enthusiasts, poetry fans and curious passers-by gathered in front of St Giles cathedral by the Royal Mile in Edinburgh today to mark the Bard's birthday with a rendition of 'A Man's a Man for a' That'.

Alex Salmond leads Burns day celebrations with praise for free education

Scotland's tradition of free education has been praised by First Minister has he leads celebrations to mark the anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.

The books: What the politicians are sending....

FIRST MINISTER ALEX SALMOND A Biography of Robert Burns

It could be verse, it's £1200 for a Burns fake

A COUPLE who found a verse signed by Robert Burns etched into panes of glass in their home have been told they are worth around £1200, despite being forgeries.

Advice often asked for but rarely taken

EXPERTS have long been interested in the letters between Robert Burns and James Gregory.

Rare Burns letter unearthed in stately home links giants of Enlightenment

IT IS a centuries-old document which offers a tantalising insight into the creative process of Scotland's Bard.

Analysis: Britannica rules the shelves when it comes to offering schools an opportunity for enlightenment

Any book, of course, is a meaningful gift and, in helping to stock the library in The Good Samaritan school in Cite Soleil, the charity and those who contribute to it are giving a lifeline, a chance for change and a gift that continues to give.

Charity puts politicians' favourite Scottish reading into a Haiti school library

PRIMARY school children in Haiti will soon be reading books by Robert Louis Stevenson, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Robert Burns and others as part of an initiative run by a Glasgow-based charity which has asked some of Scotland's leading politicians to select their favourite books to fill the library shelves of a rebuilt school.

Slain aid worker awarded Burns humanitarian prize

LINDA Norgrove, the Scottish aid worker who was killed by a US grenade after being taken hostage in Afghanistan last year has won the 2011 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award.

Schools to get cash to visit Burns museum

THE treasures on show at the new Robert Burns museum are to be made available to lads and lasses o' pairts across the country under a new Scottish Government initiative to teach schoolchildren more about their National Bard.

Unpublished Burns letter found at Castle

AN unpublished letter by Robert Burns has been found at a castle.

Robert Burns app created to promote Bard

Have you ever struggled to remember a verse from Auld Lang Syne at Hogmanay, or stalled under pressure during a Burns Supper recital? Now there's an app for that.

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