A day of events in Aberdeen today celebrating the life and work of Robert Burns marks the official launch of a new libraries' partnership.
The National Library of Scotland and Aberdeen Library and Information Services have established the partnership to increase public access to resources held in Edinburgh and Aberdeen respectively. It will also enable both libraries to work together in areas such as exhibitions, education and outreach, and the digitisation of material from their collections.
Robert Burns visited Aberdeen in 1787, during a tour of Scotland. A range of performers from local ethnic groups will interpret Burns's work in their own traditions during a 'World Burns Night' event this evening, organised by NLS and Multi Ethnic Aberdeen.
You can read more about the launch in our press release.
This is the second such partnership to be officially launched since November.
25 January 2006