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Robert Burns

  • Commentary

    A Profligate Junto

    Theresa May’s Alternative Burns Supper is a bold and wonderful act of absurdism, attempting to re-work Burns as a figure of Unionism. It’s a strange list […]

    Mike Small 23rd Jan'18 12
  • Scots

    Let us Dae or Dee!

    “LET US DAE OR DEE!” The French springheids o Burns’s Jacobin slogan-cries. Robert Burns’ pairt-takkin fir the French Revolution is a weel-kent pairt o his […]

    Paul Malgrati 25th Apr'17 14
  • Arts & Culture

    A History Maker

    Here is Jo Clifford’s moving and funny Reply Of The Lassies from the SNP Govan Burns Supper. Theatre-maker Jo Clifford is the first trans woman to make […]

    Jo Clifford 25th Jan'16 0
  • Identity

    Burns Nicht

    By Daibhidh Rothach “Well, I know he wrote something about pomp and ceremony being bad, but how about we celebrate him every year with some […]

    24th Jan'15 33
  • Commentary
    23rd Jan'15 13
  • Arts & Culture

    The Immortal Memory

    This is the speech given to the Yes Scotland Burns Supper, January 2014 at the Hub, Edinburgh. I want to reflect on the life, works […]

    Fiona Hyslop 25th Jan'14 3
  • Identity


    Andy Warhol included the words “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes” in the program for a 1968 exhibition of his work at […]

    Mike Small 21st Jan'14 10
  • Burns

    Celebrate Robert Burns

    Yes Scotland will celebrate the life of Robert Burns on Friday 24th January 2014 in Edinburgh. The fundraiser Gala Dinner will be held at The Hub venue […]

    Mike Small 20th Jan'14 19
  • Commentary

    Robert Burns for Independence

    In this article I show the unbound Scottish patriotism of Robert Burns and argue he would have been a leading voice of the Yes Campaign. […]

    Patrick Scott Hogg 19th Jan'14 10
  • Arts & Culture
    Kevin Williamson 28th Nov'13 3
  • Digital Culture


    This from Social Media Week Glasgow Crowdsourced Scottish Poetry Audiobook:

    27th Jan'12 0
  • Identity
    Kevin Williamson 23rd Jan'12 1
  • Burns

    Review of Not in my Name

    Have you been to a great show at the festival? Send us your reviews… Kate Higgins reviews Not in My Name. Well the circus is […]

    Kate Higgins 27th Aug'11 1
  • Burns

    Not in My Name

    In advance of his Fringe show (National Library of Scotland 4-28 Aug), Darran Anderson from 3AM magazine interviews Kevin Williamson (see also the Not in […]

    Darran Anderson 22nd Jul'11 0
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