Video: Outlander’s Sam Heughan recites Burns A Red, Red Rose

OUTLANDER star Sam Heughan has shown his true Scottish roots with a rendition of Robert Burns’ A Red, Red Rose.

OUTLANDER star Sam Heughan has shown his true Scottish roots with a rendition of Robert Burns’ A Red, Red Rose.

This is the second video released by the Scottish Government as part of a campaign to celebrate the Bard across the globe.

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The “Burnsie” mosaic - a campaign encouraging people to take a selfie with Robert Burns - has also been unveiled by the government.

After Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus, there are more Burns statues in the world than of any other non-religious figure.

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Watch the first poem here

Cabinet secretary for culture, Europe and external affairs, Fiona Hyslop, said: “Robert Burns’ words are recognized around the world and his poetry, writing and songs continue to be enjoyed by millions. Burns Night is a great opportunity to celebrate Scotland’s Bard and to enjoy Scotland’s poetry, music and wider culture.”

The poem was gifted to Scots singer Pietro Urbani, who put the verses to song, creating a beautiful piece which Bob Dylan is said to have been inspired by.

For more information on Burns Night in Scotland you can visit: http://www.scotland.org/whats-on/burns-night/