Robert Burns

/Robert Burns
17 08, 2016

How Heavy Are Our Chess Sets?

Size really matters… one thing that never fails to surprise and impress people is the size and weight of our beautiful pewter chess sets. These sets are big! As can be seen from the above photograph from 1993 of the set creator John Morgan (left) with historic novelist Nigel Tranter, who inspired the first edition [...]

7 08, 2016

5 Facts About Our Robert Burns Chess Set

A Unique Responsibility Very few chess sets in the world have as much thought, care and attention paid to their creation as the Robert Burns and Battle of Bannockburn Chess Sets, with a remarkable bonus for chess players: Have you ever played with a chess set where all 32 pieces are different? Only then do [...]

18 05, 2016

Robert Burns: Thinking Out Loud

So many of Robert Burns’ poems and songs offer the window to our inner selves, reaching the real “we” who get submerged and sometimes locked away by the pressures of this day and age. But he isn’t the only one who can remind us how we should feel for the ones we love, not just [...]

21 04, 2016

Ten Little Known Facts About Robert Burns

1. American President, Abraham Lincoln introduced to the works of Robert Burns at an early age by Scottish-American Jack Kelso. Lincoln developed a lifelong admiration for his work, some claiming that the poet’s verse played a key role in helping Lincoln win the American civil war and abolish slavery. 2. In 1865, Scotsman Alexander Williamson, [...]

2 04, 2016

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796)

Robert Burns is Scotland’s national poet and rightly considered one of the most famous figures of Scotland. Over two hundred years since his death, Rabbie Burns, is celebrated and remembered annually at Burns suppers, not just in Scotland but all over the world. Robert Burns was born on the 25th of January 1759, in the village [...]

24 01, 2016

D’ye Ken…? 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Robert Burns

  Other than religious figures, only Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus have more statues dedicated to them around the world than Robert Burns.   J.D. Salinger’s famous 1951 novel ‘Catcher in the Rye’ based its title from a poem by Robert Burns ‘Comin' Thro' the Rye’.   The Soviet Union was the first country in [...]