About the visit of Burns to Inverness

   The Inverness Connection with Robert Burns

In a letter of 7th February 1787 to David Erskine, Earl of Buchan, Burns stated his wish to travel around Scotland: “Your Lordship touches the darling chord of my heart when you advise me to fire my Muse at Scottish story and Scottish scenes.  I wish for nothing more than to make a leisurely Pilgrimage through my native country; to sit and muse on those oce hard-contended fields where Caledonia, rejoicing, saw her bloody lion borne through broken ranks to victory and fame; and catching the inspiration, to pour the deathless Names in Song.”                                                      

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1. Sheila Bruce receives award for unbroken 40 years of music for Inverness Burns Club. More details here

2. Glasgow University to repeat Burns online course. More details here

3. A project is underway  by Ian Rae of Alexandria Burns Club to bring some traditional Burns songs to a wider audience by setting them to some new tunes. Click here for a sample


1. 2017 AGM was held on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at Lochardil House Hotel,  Inverness.  .  View new committee here

2. Next RBWF conference to be held at Peebles Hydro  8-10 Sept, 2017 More info click here

3. RBWF  Lasses Lunch 14th May, 2017 Hallmark Hotel, Irvine More details here

The Inverness Burns Club

Instituted 1949  Federation No. 691

About The Inverness Burns Club……

The Inverness Burns Club was formed in 1949 as a club which was

 “…..made up of people interested in the works of Robert Burns and in Scottish literature.” and ”….in the Burgh of Inverness”

Inverness (from the Gaelic : Inbhir Nis meaning “Mouth of the Ness”) is regarded as the capital of the Highlands and is the administrative centre of the Highland Council. Inverness gained “City” status in 2001 when the Royal Burgh of Inverness became the City of Inverness.

The 18th century Battle of Culloden  which inspired Burns to song and poem took place on nearby Drumossie Moor.

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Hugh Grant- President       Glen Stewart - Hon, Secretary

Fiona Larg MBE - Hon. Treasurer      Jim Baird - Webmaster

Number of visits since 23 November, 2013

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1. Click Here for full details on our 2018 Anniversary Supper.

2. Our 2018 Anniversary Supper will be held on Friday 26th January, 2018 at the Lochardil House Hotel.

3. Our Treasurer, Fiona Larg, awarded the title of M.B.E in the Queen’s birthday honours list for 2017 for Services to Education.


Photo of Inverness Castle courtesy of ScotlandInfo.

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