The Works of Robert Burns
- About Robert Burns
A short account of the life of Robert Burns.
- Robert Burns Forum
We now have a forum for Burns on our Electric Scotland Community.
- Robert Burns Lives!
A series of articles about Robert Burns by Frank Shaw.
- Burn’s Complete Works (Kilmarnock edition)
- The Scots Musical Museum in six volumes
Consisting of 600 Scots Songs with proper Bases for the Piano Forte by James Johnson
- Burns for Kids
Got this from the Visit Scotland site (pdf)
- The Life of Robert Burns
by Rev. George Gilfillan, August 1886. A very detailed account of his life.
- Waddell’s ‘Life And Works Of Robert Burns (1867)
A 2 volume publication.
- Reliques of Robert Burns
Original Letters, Poems, and Crtical Observations of Scottish Songs Collected and Published by R. H. Cromek (1809) (pdf)
- Understanding Robert Burns
The whole book is available for reading as 9 .pdf files and our sincere thanks to the author George Scott Wilkie for allowing us to publish his book on the site. Here you will get translations of many of his popular songs and poems as well as a glossary of many Scottish words.
- Auld Lang Syne
Its origin, poetry, and music.
- Etext of Burns’ Poems
You can read his entire collection in Etext format courtesy of the Project Gutenberg.
- Rambles Through the Land of Burns
By Archibald R. Adamson 1879.
- Click here to listen to a Burns Supper in Real Audio
This comes courtesy of the Scots Independent newspaper.
- Toast to the Lassies
A transcript of a “Toast to the Lassies” given at a Burns Supper.
- Anecdotal stories about Robert Burns
- Click here for a Glossary of Scots words
Here you will find a glossary of Scots words and their meanings as well as a real audio recording of each word. This will help you find the meanings of the various Scots words that Burns used and how to pronounce them.
- Read Robert Fergusson’s Poems
who inspired Robert Burns.
- Lecture given by Koffi Annan
At the inaugural “Robert Burns Memorial Lecture” in the UN Building Jan. 13th 2004.
- Burns in Dumfries
A Sketch of the last eight years of the poet’s life by William McDowall (1870) (pdf)
- Follow up story to the above Lecture
Story of how the Burns Association got a haggis to Koffi Annan.
- Address by Andrew Carnegie at the unveiling of a Statue to Burns
Erected by the Citizens of Montrose. 1912.
- Robert Burns’ First Tour –The Border Country
5th May to 1st June 1786. A presentation made by Ron Ballantyne, the Secretary/Treasurer of the Halton Region Robert Burns Society.
- Songs of Robert Burns
Now first printed with the melodies for which they were written with bibliography, historical notes and glossary by James C. Dick (1903). This also includes sheet music.
- Robert Louis Stevenson’s Article on Robert Burns
For Cornhill Magazine in October 1879
- The Genius In Robert Burns
Extracted from Professor John Stuart Blackie’s ‘The Life Of Robert Burns’ (1888)
- The Burns Country
By Charles S. Douglas, M.A. (1904) (pdf)
- A Lecture on Cowper and Burns, the two earliest great poets of the modern school
Written for the Sheffield Mechanics’ Institution, by Ebenezer Elliott. (pdf)
- The Burns Festival
An article from Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine September 1844 (pdf)
- Burns and Byron
An article from Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine 1844 (pdf)
- Correspondence between Burns and Clarinda
An article from Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine 1844 (pdf)
- Robert Burns and the Scotch Excise Board
Was Burns ever reprimanded, suspended, or dismissed by the Board of Excise? (pdf)
- Early Critical Reviews on Robert Burns
Edited by John D. Ross, LL.D. (1900)
- Burns holograph manuscripts in the Kilmarnock monument museum,
With notes. Compiled and Edited by David Sneddon (1889)
Robert Burns – The Peoples Poet – BBC Documentary
Writer Andrew O’Hagan asks what made Robert Burns one of the world’s favourite poets. He travels through the landscape of modern Scotland in a poetic journey to the places that inspired Burns and to discover the story of his wild and dramatic life.
Robert Burns – Work, Sex and Drink
A man of three great passions, love, art and drink, Robert Burns is a poet whose work is known and celebrated around the world. Angus Simpson introduces an evening of live performance dedicated to the great Scottish poet and ladies man. Contemporary Scottish folk acts perform some of Burns’ most well known songs and poems in front of a live studio audience.
Robert Burns: Of A’ The Airts
A stunning piece of vintage film portraying the lives and pastimes of the people of Ayrshire, birthplace of the famous Scots poet Robert Burns. A wonderful montage set to some of the Bard’s most famous works of poetry, verse and song, it’s an intimate portrait of life in the 50’s and a fine tribute to the man whose work was created there two centuries before.
- Picturesque Scotland
Included within this book are several chapters on the “Land of Burns”.
- An Immortal Memory
A video of Frank Shaw, President of the St. Andrews Society of Atlanta, giving the Immortal Memory to Robert Burns at the Burns Club in Atlanta, Georgia, 2006.
- Immortal Memory
Presented by David Hunter, President of the Scottish Studies Foundation in text and audio
- An account of Robert Burns
This is a .pdf file about Robert Burns taken from the publication Scottish Men of Letters of the eighteenth century.
- The Ploughman Poet
From an autobiographical sketch sent to Dr. Moore.
- A Complete Word & Phrase Concordance
To the Poems and Songs of Robert Burns Incorporating a Glossary of Scotch Words, With Notes, Index, and Appendix of Readings. Compiled and Edited by J B Reid, M A (1889) (pdf)
- The Latest Literary Discovery – Burns and the Paraphrases
An article from Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine
- Robert Burns and the Excise Board
- The Deil’s Reply to Robert Burns
Sent in by Ian Fergusson
- RobertBurns.eu [External Link]
Where you can find a message forum dedicated to Robert Burns
- BBC’s Robert Burns Archive [External Link]
Has recording of all his songs and poems.
- Robert Burns Birthplace Museum [External Link]
A new museum opened officially in January 2011
- Robert Burns’ granddaughter
Information on her burial place at Guelph.
- Lady Nairne
A number of Lady Nairne’s songs have been confused with those of Robert Burns. I thought as a result it might be interesting to provide information on her work.
- Land of the Leal
By A Chrichton (1919) (pdf)
- Robert Burns – The Lassies
By George Scott Wilkie.
- The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns with a Life of the Author
Containing a Variety of Particulars, drawn from sources inaccessible by former Biographers to which is subjoined an Appendix of a Panegyrical Ode, and a demonstration of Burns’ Superiority to every other poet as a writer of Songs, by Rev. Hamilton Paul, Minister of Broughton, Glenholm & Kilbuch (1819)
- MacPherson, Burns, and Scott in their Relation to the Modern Revolution
- Robert Burns School Program comes to Canada
An article by Jack Jackson
- Burns at 250
A report by Ron & Chrys Ballantyne of the Halton Peel Burns Club
- Robert Burns as a Symbol of Montreal Scottish Identity, 1801 – 1875
A talk given by Gillian Leitch.
- Burns and Tartan
An article in pdf format by Willie Scobie
- The Heritage of Burns
By William Robertson Turnbull (pdf) (1896)
- Burns and the Kirk
A Review of what the Poet did for the Religious and Social regeneration of the Scottish People by Alexander Webster (1888) (pdf)
- The Robert Burns 1859 Centenary: Mapping Transatlantic (Dis)Connection
A copy of a talk given by Dr Leith Davis at the Jill McKenzie Memorial Lecture at the University of Guelph.
- An Essay about Robert Burns
By Thomas Carlyle (pdf)
- Vancouver’s Tribute to Burns
With thanks to Simon Fraser University for providing the book.
- History of Glenbervie
The Fatherland of Burns by Geo. H. Kinnear (1895)
- Robert Burns in other tongues
A critical review of the translations of the songs & poems of Robert Burns by William Jacks (1896) (pdf). I might add here there is quite a list of countries where Burns poems were translated.
- Robert Burns and Mrs Dunlop
Their Correspondence by William Wallace (1898)
- Politics of Burns
By W. P. Ker
- Robert Burns, a Summary of his Career and Genius
By Professor John Nichol (pdf)
- Alexandria Burns Club (External link)
- Jeremiah Eames Rankin – Scots American minister and poet
- Burns and Roscoe
By John MacKay Wilson (pdf)
- Burns’ Border Tour
By J. Lindsay Hilson (pdf)
- Robert Burns and the Medical Profession:
Part II (or what did Burns die of?) by David Murray, Emeritus Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto (pdf)
- Burns and Highland Mary
By William Wye Smith (A Canadian Borderer)
- The Albany Burns Club
By David M. Kinnear (1919) (pdf)