Meeting The guy Who wrote The New Year Song ‘Auld Lang Syne’

This is a picture of a red Plant Box sitting on the pavement outside Burns Cottage. The box is red and has a white outline of an old man and an inscription dedicated to Tam O Shanter
Image By Sean McBride. Plant Box outside Burns Cottage dedicated to Tam O Shanter

I took a walk through present-day Alloway where one of the most famous writers of all time, Robert Burns, was born and raised. I wanted to see what remains of his life over 200 years on. Not only did I see him everywhere but the story of one of his most famous characters came to life before my very eyes.

Auld Lang Syne sung by Dougie MacLean 31/12/17

Tam O Shanter By Robert Burns

A grave stone is singled out in a graveyard. This is the grave of William Burns. Father of the famous poet Robert Burns
A grave stone is singled out in a graveyard. This is the grave of William Burns. Father of the famous poet Robert Burns
Image By Sean McBride The Grave of William burns. Robert Burns’ father
A dedication on the back of William Burns grave from his son Robert.
A dedication on the back of William Burns grave from his son Robert.
Image by Sean McBride. The inscription on the back of William burns Grave. a dedication by his son Robert
Picture of the auld kirk which features in the poem Tam O Shanter. A barred door and a window can be seen
Picture of the auld kirk which features in the poem Tam O Shanter. A barred door and a window can be seen
Image by Sean McBride The Auld Kirk from the poem Tam O Shanter and the window through which Tam would have looked to see the witches dancing
The bridge over the River Doon ‘Brig O Doon’ can be seen spanning the river in the middle distance.
The bridge over the River Doon ‘Brig O Doon’ can be seen spanning the river in the middle distance.
Image by Sean McBride Brig O Doon, the bridge over which Tam and Meg escaped the witches.

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