THE Unversity of Glasgow has created an online map of Burns Night celebration taking place around the world.
Academics now want Burns Clubs and Scots around the globe to join in a virtual Burns Night on 25 January by sharing photographs and details of how they are marking the 2021 celebrations using the hashtag #VirtualBurnsNight on social media.
Professor Gerard Carruthers, co-director of the university’s Centre for Robert Burns Studies, said: “Robert Burns is global writer whose life and work have given rise to one of the great world cultural phenomena – the Burns Supper.
“At the heart of this celebration of Scotland’s national bard is his word – from poetry to song.
“And this Burns Night 2021, due to a global pandemic, many of us won’t physically be able to come together.”
Carruthers added: “In a testimony to the bard’s ensure appeal not only in Scotland but around the world, we are calling Scots, at home and abroad, and lovers of Burns to join with us in Glasgow to virtually celebrate and map this global impact and appeal.
“Burns speaks strongly to people through his words which still have resonance right up to today not just in Scotland.”
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