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.
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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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.
THE Scottish Government has been forced to update its Robert Burns iPhone app after users complained it was difficult to access and inaccurate.
REPAIR work is set to start on an antique statue of Robert Burns which was vandalised in West Lothian more than 30 years ago.
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.
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.
Singers gathered outside St Giles' Cathedral yesterday lunchtime for a "Burns Flashmob".
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'.
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.
FIRST MINISTER ALEX SALMOND A Biography of Robert Burns
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.
EXPERTS have long been interested in the letters between Robert Burns and James Gregory.
IT IS a centuries-old document which offers a tantalising insight into the creative process of Scotland's Bard.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
AN unpublished letter by Robert Burns has been found at a castle.
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.