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Robbie Burns Day

Happy Robbie Burns Day!

On this date in 1759 Robert Burns was born.

Known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, the National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire, the Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets, Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.

Robert Burns was also a Freemason, being initiated in Lodge St. David, Tarbolton, on 4 July 1781, when he was 22.


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