Friday, 25 January 2019

Urgent appeal to save Robert Burns birthplace in Alloway

An appeal has bene launched by the National Trust for Scotland to save the birthplace of Robert Burns, in the Ayrshire village of Alloway. The Tust is urgently seeking to raise £100,000 for much needed repairs to the cottage in which the bard was born.

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About three years ago I visited the cottage and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway - to read my account of the trip, visit my other blog at


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