Today, millions of people around the world will gather to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns.
We all know the famous poems - Auld Lang Syne, A Red, Red Rose, A Man's A Man for A' That. But how much do you know about the man who penned them?
Got a loved one you want to spoil this Valentines Day? When writing your card, why not take some inspiration from Robert Burns in his poem 'Jean'? Jean Armour was Robert Burn's wife, who he wrote many verses of poetry about over the years. In this one we see him declare his love for her:
On the 25th of January, Scots around the world come together to celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. Robert Burns had a rare talent for expressing life through others' shoes and composed some of the world's most recognisable lines of poetry and song. His words have been cherished and recited for the past two centuries, in examples like promising to 'tak a cup o' kindness' with our neighbours as the new year bells chime.