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-
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 will be held on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at Lochardil House Hotel, Inverness. .
2. Next RBWF conference to be held at Peebles Hydro 8-
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.
Number of visits since 23 November, 2013
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2. Full report on Sheila Bruce 40 year Presentation available by clicking here
Photo of Inverness Castle courtesy of ScotlandInfo.
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|More on Visit of Burns to Inverness|
|Poscript to the Visit|
|Unveiling of the Plaque|
|Poem of the Month|
|Burns and the Caledonian Canal|