Burns in Braille

Burns in Braille

On Wednesday 11 October 2017, during National Braille Week, the CRBS team, members of Irvine Burns Club, and Prof O’Maolalaigh, vice principal and head of the College of Arts met with Joan Muir, the proud donor of seven volumes of Burns's works in braille. They were printed in 1913, and, thanks to the kindness of Joan, there is now the opportunity for the University of Glasgow to make use of these fascinating texts. For more information on how to access the volumes, which we hope to have more information on soon, please contact us at RobertBurnsStudies@glasgow.ac.uk.

 

The texts are officially presented, L-R: Professor Gerard Carruthers, Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature and Co-director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies; Mrs Joan Muir from Kilwinning who gifted her Braille books to the University; Allen Paterson, President of the Irvine Burns; Bill Nolan, Secretary of the Irvine Burns Club; Professor Roibeard O’Maolalaigh, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts. (Image: Martin Shields Photography)

 

L-R: Moira Hansen, Lord Kelvin Adam Smith PhD student; Professor Gerard Carruthers, Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature and Co-director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies; Bill Nolan, Secretary of the Irvine Burns Club; Mrs Joan Muir from Kilwinning who gifted her Braille books to the University; Allen Paterson, President of the Irvine Burns; Professor Roibeard O’Maolalaigh, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts; Dr Craig Lamont, Research Associate in Robert Burns Studies; Dr Ronnie Young, Lecturer in Scottish Literature. (Image: Martin Shields Photography)