Robert Burns: The Bard in the Park

Robert Burns: The Bard in the Park

I’ve been guest blogging over on ‘Simply Scottish’, have a read and check the blog out 🙂

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Burns Statue, Vancouver, B.C.A guest post by Caroline King

If there is one Scot who has achieved immortal, global fame, capturing the hearts of current Caledonia dwellers, descendants and admirers alike, it’s Robert Burns, of course. The Bard has had such an influence on the international community that every New Years Eve (or Hogmanay), people all over the world bring in a fresh year with a Burns song.

As a native Scot, when I first moved to Vancouver, BC, over a year ago, I was both delighted and surprised to find Robert Burns himself, immortalized in bronze and granite, observing the prestigious Coal Harbor area of the city from the solitude of Vancouver’s beloved Stanley Park. The plaque fixed under the impressive statue explained that a former British Prime Minister had unveiled the monument in 1928, in honor of the 200th anniversary of Burn’s death.

This explanation didn’t quite satisfy my…

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