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Happy Birthday Mr Burns!

Happy Birthday Mr Burns!  25 January 2020, 10am-4pm Join us to celebrate the Bard’s birthday at the home which he built for himself and his family.  We have some lovely walks, along with tours, trails and family craft activities.  Refreshments are available, with delicious cake – so we can toast Robert Burns in style!  £5 […]

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Burns Anniversary Dinner

Burns Anniversary Dinner, Sat 1 Feb, 6.30 for 7pm Join us for a 3 course Burns Supper here at the Bard’s home where he wrote many of his most famous poems.  There will be entertainment, including recitations, music, songs and toasts, with the Immortal Memory being given by Professor Fred Freeman.  Tickets are £25 and are […]

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Young Trads Concert

Young Trads Christmas Concert, Saturday 14 December 2019, 7pm We are delighted that yet again our Youth Ambassadors, led by Rose Byers, are staging a fantastic Christmas concert with the best of young Scottish talent.  Last year’s event was absolutely fantastic, and we are sure the 2019 concert will live up to this high standard. […]

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Actor appointed for Tales and Trails project

We are thrilled to have such an experienced actor leading workshops for our new Tales and Trails project to help us engage with young people and bring Ellisland to life. Louise McNulty works as an actor, director and creative producer. She is a semi regular on Emmerdale playing DC Meaden. In 2018 she performed at Edinburgh Fringe in […]

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Tree Charter Day at Ellisland

Tree Charter Celebrations in National Tree Week, Saturday 30 Nov, 10am-5pm A range of craft activities for all ages exploring the life of Robert Burns and his family, the landscape of Ellisland and of course trees! Museum admission and activities £5 adults, £2 children.  

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Illustrator Appointed for Tales and Trails Project

We are thrilled to have appointed Henry Cruickshank as our illustrator for the Tales and Trails project working with young people to introduce other young people to Ellisland and Robert Burns. Henry is a professional animator, illustrator and tutor working for many varied organisations, including The Museum of Scotland, the BBC, Historic Environment Scotland and Red Bull TV. […]

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Tales and Trails Workshop for Young People

Tales and Trails Workshop for Young People, Sat 21 September, 11am-3.30pm Do you enjoy being creative, making up stories and drawing characters? Then join us on to work on creating a new character and storyline which will bring the site to life for all visitors and spark the interest of future generations in the life […]

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Funding Success for Tales and Trails Project

Ellisland receives funding for its Tales and Trails project Ellisland Museum and Farm are thrilled to have received funding of £9,800 from the Holywood Trust and £5,000 from the ScotRail Foundation managed by Foundation Scotland for its project ‘Tales and Trails’. This exciting development aims to engage young people with the home of Robert Burns […]

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Volunteers Opportunities at Ellisland

Volunteer Opportunities at Ellisland Ellisland relies on the support of many volunteers who carry out a wide range of duties and activities. Why not consider joining the team?

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Securing a Sustainable Future for Burns’ Rural Home in Dumfries

Ellisland Farm, the rural home of National Bard Robert Burns, has received a National Lottery grant of £39,800 for an exciting heritage project, Securing a Sustainable Future for Burns’ Rural Home in Dumfries. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on identifying how best to manage the site to champion […]

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