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Ellisland News & Events


Become a Volunteer and Support Ellisland

Are you interested in volunteering at Ellisland? On Saturday 7 March you have the opportunity to meet Ellisland’s Museum Manager and find out more about the different volunteering roles we have on offer. The Friends of Ellisland Coffee Morning will be held 10-11.30am, where you can meet current volunteers, or you can come along at […]

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Performance of the Alistair McCulloch Trio

Performance of the Alistair McCulloch Trio, Friday 10 July 2020, 7pm Featuring renowned Ayrshire fiddler Alistair McCulloch, with past Scottish folk instrumentalist of the year, Aaron Jones of Old Blind Dogs, and Marc Duff, founder member of Capercaillie. The ‘Alistair McCulloch Trio’ annual Scottish tour has become a firm fixture on the traditional music calendar.  […]

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Performance of Jolly Beggars and Tam O’ Shanter, Sat 9 May

Jolly Beggars & Tam O’ Shanter performed by members of the Dalry Burns Club at Ellisland, Saturday 9 May, 7pm A dramatic performance with songs, music, dance, plus lots of fun and nonsense! The cast are all members of Dalry Burns Club and their production of The Jolly Beggars was first performed at their Annual Supper in […]

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Kitchen Ceilidh, Weds 22 April

Kitchen Ceilidh, Weds 22 April, 7-9.30pm Join us in the farm kitchen for an evening of entertainment much like those in the time of Burns.  We know that Robert and his family held similar gatherings in the days when people had to make their own entertainment.  Our regular Kitchen Ceilidh’s invite our talented audience to do a ‘turn’; […]

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Spring Craft Fair, Sat 18 April

Spring Craft Fair, Sat 18 April, 11am-3pm Some incredible local makers are setting up their stalls at the rural farm of Robert Burns.  Browse, buy or try your luck in the raffle and you may win something from these amazing craftspeople. Refreshments will be served in the Barn. Your visit to the craft fair is free, normal admission prices […]

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Easter Tam Trail, Sat 11 & Sun 12 April

Easter Tam Trail, Sat 11 & Sun 12 April, 10am-4pm Follow Tam the Hare around the farm to discover his secret treasure and win yourself a prize!  Plus, lots of Easter   themed crafts. The trail and crafts are included in the admission price, Children go free!  Adults £5, Concessions £4.      

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Friends of Ellisland Coffee Morning, Sat 7 March

Friends of Ellisland Coffee Morning – Saturday 7 March 2020, 10-11.30am Join us on Sat 7 March for a fundraising coffee morning delivered by the Friends of Ellisland.  The event runs 10-11.30, with refreshments, a cake stall and raffle.  Admission is £3.

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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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