- That guy is none other than famous Scots patriot & poet, Robert Burns! (Lyricist of the traditional New Year’s ditty Auld Lang Syne.)
- Robert Burns is recognized as a pre-Romantic poet for his sensitivity to nature, his high valuation of feeling and emotion, his spontaneity, his fierce stance for Scots freedom and against authority, his individualism, and his antiquarian interest in old songs and legends.
- Read more about him: The Bard: Robert Burns, a Biography
- Read a wonderful translation of his Scots vernacular works
Check out Alasdair Fraser on BCPL’s Freegal for some Scots fiddle tunes!
More About Robert Burns
- A biography of Robert Burns | Britannica
- All about the poet, Robert Burns and his poetry | The Poetry Foundation
- Famous Scots: Robert Burns | Visit Scotland