Robert Burns (born 1759), also known as Robbie Burns, is
the Scottish national poet.
Each year, there are celebrations all over the world in his honour.
Food, whiskey, music and poetry. (Yes.. there might even be
Haggis as well!) He was a nationalist and a poet. And Burns
became the "people's poet" of Russia! His short life was very full.
Poverty and Emigration. On the morning of July 21 1796,
Burns died in Dumfries, at the age of 37. The funeral took place
on Monday 25th of July 1796, the day that his son Maxwell was born.
Through his twelve children, Burns has over 600 living descendants.
The Selkirk Grace (read at the Burns Night celebration):
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
And sae let the Lord be thankit.