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Back in October, we had the pleasure of hosting our trustee Ian Houston with his talk ‘Lad of Liberty: How Robert Burns inspired America’. Now you too can enjoy the insights into how Robert Burns and his work inspired influential figures in American History in the form of a podcast. Ian Houston is President of the Scotland Business Network US. He delivered his “In Conversation” event in the unique setting of Ellisland, the farm designed and built by Robert Burns near Dumfries. Ian reflects on the way Burns shaped the thoughts of progressive American leaders, including Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln and anti slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass. Ian lives in Washington DC and has a monthly column in The Herald newspaper called “Letter from America”. He is a published poet and serves on the board of The Robert Burns Ellisland Trust, the charity formed last year to preserve and develop Ellisland Farm and Museum, the home of Auld Lang Syne. To join the trust for £15, go to Membership – Ellisland Museum & Farm (ellislandfarm.co.uk)

Robert Burns Ellisland Trust is a SCIO SC04997

This can be found on both Spotify and Anchor FM.

 

Burns Poetry

Some of Robert Burns’ best-loved nature poems were inspired by the tranquil setting of Ellisland Farm. Transcripts of the poems and songs written by Burns at Ellisland Farm.

Poems
Painting of Ellisland Farm
 

About

Burns experienced his most creative and fruitful years here at Ellisland. He found great poetic inspiration in the beauty of the surrounding countryside, the various people he met and the events he witnessed whilst living here.

About

Burns Attractions

Ellisland Museum & Farm is conveniently situated on the road between Robert Burns' birthplace in Alloway and his final resting place at St Michael's Cemetery in Dumfries.

Burns Attractions

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There is so much to see at Ellisland Museum & Farm, so please allow at least an hour for a short visit and two to three hours for a full visit. We're a short, 5 mile drive from the centre of nearby Dumfries, just off the A76.

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