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January 22, 2016

Outlander Star Sam Heughan Narrates Robert Burns' Poems for Burns Night

Celebrate Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet, by Taking a "Burnsie" and Listening to Outlander Star Sam Heughan Narrate the Bard's Most Famous Poems  January 25 is Burns Night, which celebrates...

Outlander Star Sam Heughan Narrates Robert Burns' Poems for Burns Night

Celebrate Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet, by Taking a "Burnsie" and Listening to Outlander Star Sam Heughan Narrate the Bard's Most Famous Poems   January 25 is Burns Night, which celebrates Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns. On Burn ...

Want to Learn More about Robert Burns?

    Sunday, January 25 is Burns Night, which celebrates the life and works of the legendary Scottish poet, Robert Burns.  Yes, the National Poet of Scotland has his own holiday. Burns Night is much more than the same old stanzas and rh ...

Viticuso, 1913 and 2005

        I love this poem, published in Issue 2 of Far Off Places. It calls to me, makes me tear up, expands my heart, lets me wonder and wander, brings me home. This poem is republished here with permission of the author ...

The First Portobello Poetry Panopticum

    The Portobello Poets are a newly-formed group of poets from Portobello and around and were formed as the result of an Inky Fingers workshop on performance poetry led by Jenny Lindsay. Their first public performance is on Sunday 28th ...

Halloween with Robert Burns

  In partnership with the International Storytelling Festival, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum will celebrate a SPOOKY halloween event, which will include story teller Rosie Mapplebeck, whose stories are deeply rooted in the earth. Her repertoire ...

Sounds of the Borders

The beauty and tales of the Borders have long been extolled in words and music. And now a local charity is bringing many of them together in order to raise funds and awareness of its work. Borders Talking Newspaper has been recording the sounds o ...