Burns for Every Week of the Year: Diary 2022


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Robert Burns is one of our most commemorated poets and songwriters, whose words resonate in every corner of the globe. As midnight strikes on New Year’s Eve, his ‘Auld Lang Syne’ rings out. Echoed, on the 25th of January, with the exuberant toasting of countless Burns Suppers.

From much-loved treasures to lesser-known poems, songs and letters crafted in celebration of romance, the shifting seasons and our shared humanity, Burns for Every Week of the Year offers a weekly glimpse into the wit and insight of Robert Burns.

This unique diary, thoughtfully curated by Pauline Mackay, will inspire, invigorate and amuse as it accompanies you on your journey through the year.

Also available: Burns for Every Day of the Year


Published: 9 September 2021
Format: 210x148mm, hardback
Extent: 128 pages
ISBN: 9781785303616


PAULINE MACKAY is Lecturer in Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow. She has published widely in Burns studies and has carried out research at major Burns collections in the UK and abroad. She has worked closely with Burns Scotland (the Scottish National Burns Collection), national and international media, and Scotland’s Winter Festivals to further knowledge of Burns: his life, works and phenomenal ‘afterlife’. She recently hosted the podcast series #TaeTheBard. Pauline lives in Glasgow with her husband and two young children.


‘What an antithetical mind! – tenderness, roughness – delicacy, coarseness – sentiment, sensuality – soaring and grovelling, dirt and deity – all mixed up in that one compound of inspired clay!’

- Lord Byron on Robert Burns, 13th December 1813

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