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Salmond urges young Scots to make Burns museum pilgrimage

January 25 2011

Salmond urges young Scots to make Burns museum pilgrimage
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is bracing itself in Ayr is bracing itself for an influx of younger visitors after the First Minister stated that he wished to see every school child visit The National Trust for Scotland showpiece.

In a special Burns day address Alex Salmond said: “Young Scots should leave here with a new pride and understanding, not just in our national poet, but in themselves too.”

The museum is designed to tell the story of Burns’ life in an engaging manner and forms part of a wider masterplan for Alloway.

This aims to link together key sites in the poets life, notably Brig O’ Doon, Burns Cottage and the Burns Monument to create a singular tourist destination.

Simpson & Brown Architects and structural engineers Buro Happold worked on the museum for The National Trust for Scotland.

It boasts a dramatic Douglas-fir structure which and redwood panels with insulation in the form of recycled paper.


#1 Posted by Grrooaaann! on 25 Jan 2011 at 14:56 PM
Is anyone else sick of hearing about Burns?
Charles Windsor
#2 Posted by Charles Windsor on 25 Jan 2011 at 15:11 PM
Sorry, No. Meethinks one really cannot get enough of the 18th Century.
#3 Posted by Forthcoming on 26 Jan 2011 at 17:24 PM
Does a building that looks like an ALDI eco-store really do Robert Burns justice as a Birthplace Museum? It's hardly a "dramatic structure" like the article states! It looks like an off the shelf design rather than one specifically designed to reflect the heritage of Robert Burns.
#4 Posted by h.a. on 28 Jan 2011 at 09:22 AM
Agree with charles windsor. The 18th century was the most remarkable period in Britain. Today the genious seems to be somewhere else, just need to see this building. Not only lacks rigour, but also inspiration.

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