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Robert Burns

Burns, Robert

Provides a biographical profile, and Robert Burns' testament, confirming Jean Armour as her late husband's executor, thereby enabling her to recover debts.

Burns, Robert, 1759-1796

A collection of electronic texts of Burns' poetry, song, and letters; provided by Project Gutenberg.

Centre for Robert Burns Studies

Established at the University of Glasgow to develop research, scholarship and teaching about Robert Burns, his cultural period and related literature; includes information about publications, conferences, lectures and events.

The Goudie Collection

Scottish artist Alexander Goudie's illustrations for Tam O'Shanter; includes an online gallery, the text of the poem, and details of Rozelle House Galleries near Ayr where the originals are held.

The Legacy of Robert Burns

A guide to documents related to Burns held by the National Archives of Scotland.

The National Burns Collection

Information about Scotland's Burns collections held in museums, libraries and archives around the country. Includes a database of Burns material, virtual tours of places associated with him, and a wide range of education resources.

Rabbie Without a Cause?

An article from the Observer reporting on an academic dispute as to what should be included in the canon of Burns' poetry. [2002].

Robert Burns

The BBC's tribute to the poet, with a biography, a library of readings his works, and details of radio and TV broadcasts.

Robert Burns

A biography of the poet, with a special focus on his religious beliefs and ideas.

Robert Burns - A Bicentenary Exhibition from the G. Ross Roy Collection

An online virtual museum, based on the University of South Carolina's exhibition to mark the bicentenary of Burns' death in 1796.

Robert Burns 1759-1796

A collection of biographical and literary resources based on materials held by the National Library of Scotland.

The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award

Presented annually to a group or individual who has saved, improved or enriched the lives of others or society as a whole; includes details of the current year's award, with an archive of previous recipients.


Official Robert Burns website, with an encyclopaedia, his complete songs and poems (with translations into English), a guide to Burns Suppers online, and links.

Scotland's Bard

Scotland's Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN) maintains an online library of illustrations and images relating to the poet and his work, and the people and places in his life.

Selected Poetry of Robert Burns (1759-1796)

A collection of Burns' poetry on the University of Toronto's Representative Poetry On-line resource.

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