ROBERT BURNS CHESS SET
THIS CHESS SET CELEBRATES ROBERT BURNS THROUGH NOTED CHARACTERS THAT POPULATE HIS MANY WORKS AND PEOPLE WHO WEAVED THEIR WAY THROUGH HIS LIFE – OR HE, THROUGH THEIRS.
The Robert Burns Chess Set was devised and created by Stirling 1314 LLP.
The players were selected by John Morgan. The figures were designed and modelled by Steve Trickett (“Peace and Dragons!”) The important words are by Robert Burns. Stirling 1314 LLP is a corporate member of the Robert Burns Word Federation
John Morgan is a member of the Robert Burns Guild of Speakers
Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns and by various other names and epithets, was a failed ploughman BUT an outstanding poet and an EXTRAORDINARY lyricist.
IN A SHORT LIfETIME OF ONLY 37 YEARS, he wrote over 600 poems and songs to become Scotland’s national bard. but his real gift was to transcend his humble beginnings and become a worldwide phenomenon, celebrated more each year, over two centuries after his passing.
Robert Burns (1759-1796)
Some will argue that Robert Burns was the greatest poet of all times. Without question, he is celebrated more than any writer in history with annual Suppers and gatherings held in his name, in every corner of the globe.
The Japanese revere him, the Russians idolise him, and everywhere there are Scots in exile, his life and works are celebrated.
“Auld Lang Syne” has become the international anthem of parting, with the promise of being together again “some ither day”; the words of “a Man’s a Man for a’ That” have been quoted the world over as a reminder that the human race is but one blood. His humour has cheered millions with “Tam o’ Shanter” probably the most performed work of all time; while “Holy Willie’s Prayer” reflects his biting wit and contempt for those who would set the standards for others whilst choosing to ignore them, themselves; His love songs have been sung in every language and by some of the greatest singers over the generations; his words have been spoken time without number, by those simply in love.
If Robert Burns has been eclipsed by any other wordsmith, the evidence has yet to be seen. This chess set is a journey through both his life and his works and celebrates his loves, his humour, his irony and his lasting mark on the world of literature. More importantly, it celebrates his legacy to generations past, present and future.
THE PIECES – THE LIGHT SIDE
Our luxury Chess Sets are highly detailed in every way. From the research into the characters, the accuracy of their costumes to the classy finish of the pewter pieces and board itself.
We don’t expect you to make a leap of faith purchase without showing you the work we’ve put in. So, here you go. Here’s a detailed bio of each piece, a 360º view of the all the individual players and, hopefully, a really good feel for what your investment will bring. Sit back, grab a wee dram and enjoy the start of your journey into chess history!
FULL SET 360º ANIMATION
You can click the arrows in the corner to see full screen and also click the chess set itself and drag left or right to hold on the part of the board you choose.
BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE
ROBERT THE BRUCE
TAM O’ SHANTER
JOHN ANDERSON, MY JO
THE TWA DOGS
THE COTTER’S SATURDAY NIGHT
AULD LANG SYNE
THE PIECES – THE DARK SIDE
AULD NICK (THE DEVIL)
ROBERT BURNS, EXCISEMAN
BOGLES & GOBLINS
THE LIVING DEAD
KIRK ALLOWAY’S BEST
DUKE OF CUMBERLAND
WILLIE WASTLE’S WIFE
THE JOLLY BEGGAR
All 32 light squares in this stunning board has a different extract from the works of Robert Burns,
etched into the metal in the style of his own hand
THE IMMORTAL MEMORY
If Robert Burns has been eclipsed by any other wordsmith, the evidence has yet to be seen. This chess set is a journey through both his life and his works and celebrates his loves, his humour, his irony and his lasting mark on the world of literature.
More importantly, it celebrates his legacy to generations past, present and future.