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Scotland’s History and heritage in miniature
Celtic & Pictish Crosses & carved stones
Historic Architecture models
This miniature memorial piece is dedicated to the Scottish Poet and Lyricist, Robert Burns.
Burns was born 25th January 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire into a farming family. Hard physical labour on the family farm was not to the liking of the young Robert, who increasingly turned his attentions towards the passions of poetry, nature, drink and women. Robert eventually fathered 12 children.
As well as making original compositions, Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising and adapting them. His song “Auld Lang Syne” is often sung at Hogmanay and “Scots Wha Hae” served for a long time as an unofficial National Anthem of Scotland.
In his 30s, Burns had spent most of the wealth earned from his published works, so in 1789 he began work as an excise officer in Dumfries. The intensity of the work that came with the job combined with the ravages of his earlier dissolute lifestyle began to take their toll on Burns’ health. He died 21st July 1796 aged 37. Robert was buried at St. Michaels Churchyard, Dumfries.
Hand painted. Resin cast with hand polished Cold-cast Bronze reproduction of Stuart Fellowes’ original sculpture.