Burns Night is fast approaching when haggis and Scots frockery are obligatory for those who take their Bard's birthday seriously. So we thought we'd feature a few of our tartan treasures in advance of the celebration on 25th January.
There's still time to brush up on your poetry...
For those with a keen interest in Burns, may we also recommend a book shortly to be published by our friends at Stenlake Publishing in Ayrshire? Managing Director Richard Stenlake writes:
"We are publishing Ann Matheson's 'The Essential Robert Burns' on 20th January. Ann is doing a presentation and book signing session at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayr on Saturday 25th January at 2 pm. This free event is by ticket only so if you'd like to attend please contact us. If you've never quite understood what all the fuss is about Burns then this event (and the book) are aimed at you! Ann is superb at explaining what the poems are about and why they are important. For those who have always found the Scots language (even Burns called it a dialect of English but it's now recognised as being a separate language) a bit hard to understand - there are full English translations for each poem. We have also been lucky enough to get permission from Irvine Burns Club to reproduce the manuscript of The Holy Fair in full and in colour in the book."
We'll leave you with a (poor quality) 'selfie' of the chief frocker sporting her vintage Tinkers (before they became Pedlars) hotchpotch tartan trousers. The elasticated waistband is thankfully forgiving of large helpings of haggis!