On 21 July 1796 Robert Burns died in Dumfries.
St Magnus: Connecting Orkney With Harris
An art installation based on George Mackay Brown’s cycle of poems ‘Tryst on Egilsay’ is to be opened on Saturday 1 June at St Clement’s Church, Rodel, Harris.
Poetry Corner: Running While Black
“Standing while black/This is my take on it”
Poetry Corner Beautiful Rothesay.
As we are currently on the Island of Rothesay, this week I have chosen a poem about that very place. Beautiful Rothesay.
Poetry Corner: The Colour of Tears
“I didn’t know I had a colour.”
Poetry Corner: The Fulmar
A Woman’s Observation On The Fulmar
Poetry Corner: From a Railway Carriage
On February 24th 1923, the world famous steam train, the Flying Scotsman, went into service with LNER. It was the first train to run non-stop between London and Edinburgh, and also the first steam train to reach the speed of 100mph.
Rabbie Burns a True Story
“My story begins in November 1769 when a Bank was started under the name Douglas,Heron & Co. “
Abraham Lincoln & Robert Burns
“Robert Burns is Scotland’s poet but he belongs to the world….I make no apologies for beginning my story about Burns not in Ayrshire, but in America.”
Poetry Corner: No Guarantee
“I didn’t ask to come here.”