Robert, or Rabbie, Burns was born on 25th January 1759 and died on 21st July 1796.
Burns was a Scottish poet and is now considered the national poet of Scotland. Burns lived and loved in Edinburgh for many years.
The Robert Burns Walk & Map highlight some of the places in Edinburgh that had a huge influence on his success and his work.
Burns’ birthday is celebrated with readings of his poetry and the enjoyment of Scottish fayre, such as haggis and whisky. Much of Burns’ poems are written in the old Scots dialect, but this has not hindered his work from becoming popular the world over. His poem Auld Lang Syne is sung across the globe on Hogmanay – the last day of the year.
Burns was a romantic, humanist, liberal and socialist. Some of his greatest and best known poems are A Red, Red Rose, A Man’s A Man for A’ That, To a Mouse, Tam o’ Shanter, and Ae Fond Kiss.
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I hope the Walk & Map below help you better understand the people and locations that influenced Burns in Edinburgh.