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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

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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.

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  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.

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  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 - mary@nasmyth.org.uk

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

28/8/09
Burns250 show for Irvine Lasses Burns Club.



8/02/09
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.
 
www.worldwidetoasttorobertburns.com

20/01/09
Joe Kennedy -
Following the footsteps of the past

19/01/09
The Presidents blog
The University of Glasgow Conference

27/12/08
Alexandria Burns Club

Added to links page

16/12/08
"I, Robert Burns"

the life works and music of our poet

 

9/12/08
Positive Action on Historical Signs


5/11/08
Conference 2009 update

 

2/11/08
The Presidents blog
A visit to Paisley

 

23/10/08
Humanitarian Award Update

 

22/10/08
The Presidents blog
Clubs and Associations

 

20/10/08
Burns Lectures


18/10/08
The Presidents Welcome Message

 

16/10/08
The Presidents blog
Desperate Dandy

 

12/10/08
The Presidents blog
Hearts of Midlothian

 

29/09/08
The Presidents blog
Alloway Burns Club Centenery

 

23/09/08
The Presidents blog
The First Fortnight

 

15/09/08
Conference Report 2008


14/09/08
Conference 2008 pictures

 

14/09/08
250th anniversary souvenirs / gifts
Note - Philatelic souvenirs are no longer available

14//09/08
The first blog from the new President

14//09/08
New President and board members added


14//09/08
Loving Burns at the Fringe festival link added

 

8/07/08
Global Conference Edinburgh Jan 2009: Robert Burns in Global Culture

 

19/06/08
From Little Acorns

18/06/08
Web Site Updates

24/02/08
Homecoming Scotland 2009: A Message from First Minister
Alex Salmond


25/01/08
The Burns Humaitarian Award 2008

 

2008 The Robert Burns World Federation