Prose & SongCorrespondence & Poetry


‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’ is a major project which will underpin the production of a multi-volume edition of The Works of Robert Burns being published by Oxford University Press.

Based at The Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow, we commenced work on the new multi-volume edition following an award of £1.1 million by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in 2011. In 2016 the project was awarded a further £1 million, also by the AHRC.

The project website hosts a number of digital resources produced to complement the new edition. Songs  specially commissioned and recorded by well-known and up-and-coming traditional Scottish artists are freely available for download, as are selected passages of Burns’s prose.

Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the new edition are out now. Volume 4 is due to be published in early 2020.