Whit wis Burns on aboot?

Burns Night 2020: the Scottish National Bard’s most famous poems and songs – and what they mean

A pioneering voice in the Romantic movement, in 2009 the poet was voted the greatest Scot in history in a poll conducted by STV. But while Burns holds a prominent place in the nation’s history, for many Scots, the blend of Scots dialect and English in his poems can be notoriously difficult to decipher.

A cursory keek at Red, Red Rose, A Man’s a Man for A’ That, Tam o’ Shanter and Auld Lang Syne.

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