Brother Robert Burns
January 25th 1759 – July 21st 1796
Lodge St. David (Tarbolton) Mauchline No.133 in Scotland
Also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.
Alexandria Burns Club founded in 1894 – number 2 in the Burns Federation is one of the clubs that celebrates Robert Burns. The Poem “Auld Lang Syne” is sung on several happy occasions even today.