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Internship Opportunity

Internship Opportunity Thanks to funding from the Holywood Trust and Museums Galleries Scotland we are offering a full time paid internship based at Ellisland Museum and Farm for eight months. This is a great learning and career development opportunity – closing date 18th July. For more details and to apply go here

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BBC leads national coverage of Ellisland in Burns week

Ellisland dominated the News last week as we celebrated Burns’s Birthday. You can watch the Reporting Scotland Feature by clicking on our Youtube video above. We launched our conservation study which revealed the existence of 2 previously unknown buildings erected for the poet himself. Historic Buildings expert William Napier, Author of the study, concluded that […]

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Secrets of Ellisland Revealed

Sign up now to Secrets Of Ellisland revealed! On 26 Jan historic buildings expert Will Napier unveils the startling discoveries made in his £12k study of Ellisland funded by Historic Environment Scotland. Reserve tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/secrets-of-ellisland…. They are only £3 plus booking fee but are free to members of the Robert Burns Ellisland Trust. Buy […]

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Lad of Liberty: How Robert Burns inspired America

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 […]

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Christmas Gift of Membership

Why not buy your friends and family a membership of the Robert Burns Ellisland Trust? For £15 you get free access to Ellisland during the visiting season, free admission to online talks including our spring lecture series and reductions for some online events. Members help shape the charity and vote in our AGM. Best of […]

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The Sound of Young Scotland at Ellisland

We are delighted to have Scots Singer of the year Iona Fyfe headline our young trad concert this year on Saturday the 11th of December. Iona is accompanied by Michael Biggins, Young Traditional Musician of the Year. They are joined by the cream of out local musical talent, including Ellisland Youth ambassador, Rose Byers, with […]

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Opening Hours

We are open again for the season in 2022. We are now open every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am till 4pm and 10am – 2pm on Fridays. During the week opening times change according to the availability of our volunteers so best to call ahead – 01387 740426 or email info@ellislandfarm.co.uk. Or book […]

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Give Ellisland a hand for Auld Lang Syne!

This Friday (22nd January 2021) at 7.30pm, join multi award winning duo Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan with Burnsians from around the world.  This unique event will support our Auld Lang Syne membership drive. Give a hand to Ellisland this Burns season! Tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-of-burns-at-ellisland-tickets-135500298039

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Funding from the Spotlit Tourism Product Innovation Programme

Funding from the Spotlit Tourism Product Innovation Programme We are really pleased to announce that we have secured funding from Wigtown Festival Company to take part in the Spot-lit Literary Tourism Product Innovation Programme, along with 9 of our colleagues around Dumfries and Galloway. The programme, starting April 2020, will run for a year and […]

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Family Quiz, Sat 13 June, 7pm

Family Quiz, Sat 13 June, 7pm Join us for a fun family quiz.  Teams of 5 people of mixed ages pay £15 per team to enter.  Arrive any time from 6pm and bring your own picnic.  Please register your team to play by contacting manager@ellislandfarm.co.uk or 01387 740426.  This event is organised by Ellisland’s Youth […]

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