Centre for Robert Burns Studies in the media

Centre for Robert Burns Studies in the media

Since it was established in July 2007, the Centre's conferences, high-profile performance events, publications and research excellence have ensured plenty of media and press attention.

Click on the links below to read articles about, and stemming from, the work of the Centre:


Nigel Leask is interviewed on Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, 21 June 2013, about Robert Burns and India, and the Scottish colonial experience.

'In Search of Robert Burns', STV, 22 January 2013 (8pm).  This programme included interviews with Dr Rhona Brown, Professor Nigel Leask, Dr Pauline Mackay, and Dr Kirsteen McCue. 

'Watching Ourselves: 60 Years of TV in Scotland', BBC One, 25 January 2013 (7.30pm).  This programme featured Dr Kirsteen McCue, Co-Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies. 

'View Wildman Kyle Falconer is the new Rabbie Burns' (The Sun)  25 January 2013

Robert Burns honoured for work as land surveyor  20 November 2012

It's the digital age for a' that (Evening Times) 3 October 2012

Database planned for Robert Burns manuscripts (BBC) 2 October 2012

Digital database with works of Robert Burns to be created (Daily Record) 2 October 2012

Robert Burns manuscripts to be stored in digital database (Scotsman) 2 October 2012

Food symbolism: why do we give food meaning? (BBC) Anna-Louise Taylor, 23 January 2012

'Today Robert Burns might have been in Barlinnie Prison writing his jail diaries' (Scotland on Sunday) Alistair Fraser, 22 January 2012

Yes, we deserve to have such a genius as Robert Burns in our midst (Herald Scotland) Nigel Leask, 20 January 2012

Robert Burns project awarded £1m grant (BBC Scotland) 20 February 2011

Robert Burns book project awarded £1m grant (Manchester Wired) 20 February 2011