Burns title winner praised in parliament

A PRIMARY school pupil who beat 165,000 others to be crowned Junior Burnsian 2012 has been honoured in a Scottish Parliament motion.

Annie Bowes, a P7 pupil at Dean Park Primary in Balerno, wowed judges at the World Burns Federation national festival with her rendition of Tam o’ Shanter.

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Her MSP, Gordon MacDonald, submitted the motion. It congratulates Annie and applauds her school for encouraging youngsters to participate in and learn about Scottish culture.

Mr MacDonald said: “What a fantastic achievement. Tam o’ Shanter is an epic poem.”