Burns Club

Celebrating Robert Burns

since 1909

Burns World Federation N0 – 242


History of Robert Burns

Ah, Rabbie Burns! The name evokes images of kilts swirling in ceilidhs, the smoky warmth of a haggis supper, and the heartfelt crooning of “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s Eve. But who was the man behind the legend? What was his life like beyond the poems and songs that have become synonymous with Scotland itself? What is his connection with the North East of Scotland?  

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About The Montrose Burns Club

A club commemorating the works and heritage of our National Bard, Robert Burns was started in Montrose in 1909 when the first Festival was held by Montrose Burns Club (MBC) in the Central Hotel, Montrose and chaired by our inaugural president, Mr R.J. Muir H.M.I.S.

MBC shares the pride of all Montrosians in our fine statue of Robert Burns which was erected in 1912 and unveiled by Andrew Carnegie

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Burns Statue from drone

Robert Burns Heritage Trail

Our Club has created a Burns Trail which  identifies all the Points of Interest (POI’s) associated with Robert Burns using A5 size Stainless Steel plaques that include a QR code, which links to this website where you can see all the relevant detail.
A fascinating insight to places he visited between Montrose and Stonehaven in the North East of Scotland.

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About Our Plans

We launched this website,on the 25th January 2024, exactly 265 years from the birth of Robert Burns who was born on 25th January 1759. As well as encouraging new members to join the club we aim to promote The Burns Trail to bring people to this area and enjoy the rich heritage and wonderful stories of Burns and his connection to the North East of Scotland.

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Alan Baxter- President

Message From Our Club President

We are delighted to launch the first part of the Web Project for Montrose Burns Club and I am grateful for the hard work from the team involved in making this happen.
We are really excited about the new Robert Burns Trail which I am sure will attract interest from people living in the area and should be a great attraction for visitors to the Area.

You will see lots more information in the next 2/3 months. Keep checking back on the site.

Featured Point of Interest

on Burns Trail

A new Burns memorial cairn was built in 2023 the cairn provides a safe home for the original plaque.

The cairn pays tribute to Adam Christie,
a patient at Sunnyside, who carved a
stone plaque in 1930 to commemorate the spot where Burns stopped to water his horse in 1787 as well as containing a new sculpture done in the style of Adam Christie. Keep checking our site for updates.