Robert Burns and Scotland’s Tourism sector

This study takes the form of an assessment impact of Robert Burns in the Tourism in Scotland. The investigation shows that Robert Burns is a significant asset in Scotland’s touristic economy.

That is due to the vast heritage of Robert Burns disseminated in visitors attractions all over Scotland (especially the Ayrshires and Dumfries and Galloway).

Examples include:


Number of visitors attracting by Burns monument and places are significant enough to consider Burns as a relevant component of Scotland Tourism Strategy.

Meanwhile, different regions and cities have organised Festival themed around Robert Burns :

An’a’ That! Festival in Ayrshire

Big Burns Supper Festival

Burns Unbroke in Edinburgh

Tae the Bard at the Winters Festival


It is also essential to evaluate the impact of such visitor attractions as an economic asset for several communities.