When Burns became the talk of the capital

Robert Burns arrived unknown in Edinburgh in 1786, but within days the ‘Ploughman Poet’ was the talk of the town.

This colourful guide to Burns’ associations with the city chronicles the places he visited and people he met.

With easy-to-follow routes through Edinburgh arranged by the people and places who influenced the Bard, this is a must-have for any Burns enthusiast.

Robert Burns in Edinburgh, by Jerry Brannigan and John McShane, published by Waverley Books, £9.99.

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