- 28 Jan 2016 9:50 AM
After he died, he became a great inspiration and a cultural icon in Scotland. The celebration of his life and work became part of the Scottish culture during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been evident in Scottish literature.
His poem (and song) "Auld Lang Syne" is often sung at Hogmanay and "Scots Wha Hae" served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country.
Other poems and songs of Burns that are well known across the world include "A Red, Red Rose", "A Man's a Man for A' That", "To a Louse", "To a Mouse", "The Battle of Sherramuir", "Tam o' Shanter" and "Ae Fond Kiss". If you’ve been to this before I need not tell thee more, but if thee not been before you’ll find there’s plenty in store!
Words and photos by Russell Skidmore for XpatLoop.com
After an extensive career in advertising - as an Art Director & Creative Director in London, Paris and Budapest for leading agencies - Russel transferred the skills and knowledge gained to the development of his own successful company covering wedding, event, PR and portrait photography: www.russell-skidmore-photography.co.uk