Robert Burns - the Survey

A survey to discover the extension of Robert Burns "the Brand"!!!!!

Robert Burns (1759 – 96) is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.

In 2009 he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV.

There is absolutely no doubt that the Poet Robert Burns has a strong connection with Scotland’s Culture. Its part in the success of the Homecoming 2009 events proved his place in the Nation’s Heritage as an Icon, as a Cultural treasure, as a social driver that would gather a wide audience (from Britain and overseas).


The Scottish Government (Economic Development Directorate) has contracted Professor Murray Pittock at the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow to undertake a study on the Economic Impact of Robert Burns in the Scottish Economy.

 In order to make this study as accurate as possible, this project will greatly benefit from your collaboration in responding to this survey, which seeks to identify Burns’ importance to you