Robert Burns wrote Auld Lang Syne, the international anthem to love and friendship, right here at Ellisland. Millions around the world sing it at New Year and family gatherings, celebrating loved ones near and far.
The romantic rural farm steading was designed by the bard himself as his first marital home with Jean Armour. It is still surrounded by the woodland and river walks that inspired him. Ellisland feels like stepping back in time. It has changed little since Burns planted his first crop of apples in the orchard which still overlooks the river Nith. This is the best place to see nature through the poet’s eyes.
But the birthplace of Auld Lang Syne needs your support.
Help us by becoming a member of the charity that runs Ellisland, the Robert Burns Ellisland Trust. Find out more about our new membership circles here.