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Burns Translator

Robert Burns neither spoke nor wrote in standard English, and many old Scots words may not be familiar to the modern reader, but this Burns translator facility allows you to see Burns’s original lines together with a ‘translation’ into modern English.


Burns Collection



Explore the world's most important Burns Collection online.

New! Order high quality fine-art prints of Burns Collection paintings

Further research and learning opportunities for scholars and enthusiasts.

Inspiring New Work


Burns continues to inspire new work by some of our best contemporary artists. The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is delighted to be able to offer a unique selection of original contemporary art for sale - commissions from which will go directly towards the conservation and care of the Birthplace collection