Robert Burns joins the Digital Library

The National Library of Scotland has marked the anniversary of the birth of Scotland's bard with the creation of a new section on our website. In time for January 25, a Robert Burns 'mini-site' becomes part of the Digital Library, offering information and images relating to Scotland's most famous poet, the significant people and places in his life, and, of course, his writing.

As well as providing facts, quotes, and short audio clips from recordings of Burns songs, the site puts online for the first time fascinating detail of the extensive collection of poems, letters and other manuscript items by or relating to Burns held by the Library, together with pages of essential information about the significant rare books in our collections - many of them first editions.

See the Robert Burns site at

24 January 2003

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