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Burns Night supper

This photograph shows a Burns Night held by St Luke's Church Women's Guild, Edinburgh.

Robert Burns was born in Alloway in 1759 and although he was the son of a poor farmer he gained a literary education. After his father died in 1784 he produce a large output of poetry, but it wasn't until 1786 when he published Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect that he gained praise from country folk and Edinburgh literati alike. He is famous for writing A Red, Red Rose, Auld Lang Syne and Tam O'Shanter as well as many others. He married Jean Armour in 1788 and continued writing until his death in 1796. His life and works are celebrated every year with a Burns Supper held on 25 January.

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