Salmond urges young Scots to make Burns museum pilgrimage
January 25 2011Robert 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.
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