Friends Mike and Liz will be attending their first Burns Supper soon (Burns night is 25th January) so we had to take them along to his birthplace and scene of one of his most famous poems in nearby Alloway
His humble origins were probably not as nice as this but they have tried to show how the house might have looked and still have some original pieces of his and his parents furniture on display in the nearby heritage centre.
While we were there the BBC were filming an interview with Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue) on the poet. He insisted on being photographed with me!
We also took them along to the brig o' Doon which features in Burns' 'Tam o'Shanter'
You can read more re this neck of the woods on a previous post here
Plus more on Rabbie here