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The Festival of St Andrew 6/12/09

Mike Duguid (President) had the pleasure and honour of leading the Federation delegation at the annual Festival of St Andrew Service at St Giles Cathedral on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Margaret Morrall (President Ayr Burns Club) also contributed some pictures.

The Robert Burns World Federation Group

Representative of Grand Lodge of Scotland:
Provincial Grand Master Edinburgh Maurice E Wilson MBE
Representative of Ayr Burns Club
President Margaret Morrall


Meeting with Burns Descendant ... 21/11/09

It was a great pleasure for the President to meet with Janet Elsie-May Coom, the great, great, great granddaughter of the poet through Anna Park, barmaid at the Globe Inn, Dumfries.

First Minister meets essay competition winner

Following a comprehensive tour of the Paliament building, fourteen year-old Seraphima Nechaeva met the First Minister, Alec Salmond, and delivered an abridged version of her essay in perfect English, and occasional Scots, and demonstrated powerfully why she had been chosen as the winner.

Shirley's Farewell. Goodbye to our Chief Executive..and welcome to Sam Judge

A party was given for Shirley Bell our retiring Chief Executive

There is an Invitation from The Auld Kirk of Ayr Homecoming Service on 13th December 2009 at 11am to all Robert Burns World Federation individual members and clubs Burns in Maybole.

  Charles Nasmyth and his Tam O Shanter paintings can be seen online in a video including a recitation of the poem by Kevin Thompson. See here for the video


There is an Invitation from The Auld Kirk of Ayr Homecoming Service on 13th December 2009 at 11am to all Robert Burns World Federation individual members and clubs Burns in Maybole.

  The paintings below can now be seen online in a video including a recitation of Tam O Shanter by Kevin Thompson. See here for the video

At the recent Homecoming Ball at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh a print of the new Burns Portrait by Charles Nasmyth:- “Robert Burns and the enigma of Immortality” featured here was sold for £300 together with 10 prints illustrating Tam ‘o’ Shanter.   All proceeds from the sale were donated to the Stewarts Melville “Access to Excellence” programme.
The work completed especially for the Yeer of the Homecoming has attracted much attention. Charles Nasmyth is making this large iconic image of Burns available for events and to institutions wishing to promote the work of Burns.
Please contact the artist 's wife direct for more information - Mary Nasmyth -

Events at the Mitchell: A series of Burns related events is coming soon at the Mitchell Library Glasgow. Starting 30th Sept and running weekly through October. Click to download details.

Fornicator's Court : Available Now......

21-25th July 09
Burns Summer School

Burns250 show for Irvine Lasses Burns Club.

The Presidents blog
The future talent

25/1/ 09
Ayr Burns Club Wreath Laying Civic Luncheon     
Robert Burns World Federation President William Dawson and Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond

Anyone who is holding a Burns Supper to add the numbers of people raising a glass to ‘The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns’ to the Worldwide tally at our bespoke website? Suppers can be counted towards the overall total even if they have already taken place.

Joe Kennedy -
Following the footsteps of the past

The Presidents blog
The University of Glasgow Conference

Alexandria Burns Club

Added to links page

"I, Robert Burns"

the life works and music of our poet


Positive Action on Historical Signs

Conference 2009 update


The Presidents blog
A visit to Paisley


Humanitarian Award Update


The Presidents blog
Clubs and Associations


Burns Lectures

The Presidents Welcome Message


The Presidents blog
Desperate Dandy


The Presidents blog
Hearts of Midlothian


The Presidents blog
Alloway Burns Club Centenery


The Presidents blog
The First Fortnight


Conference Report 2008

Conference 2008 pictures


250th anniversary souvenirs / gifts
Note - Philatelic souvenirs are no longer available

The first blog from the new President

New President and board members added

Loving Burns at the Fringe festival link added


Global Conference Edinburgh Jan 2009: Robert Burns in Global Culture


From Little Acorns

Web Site Updates

Homecoming Scotland 2009: A Message from First Minister
Alex Salmond

The Burns Humaitarian Award 2008


2008 The Robert Burns World Federation