Author: Vivien Williams

A web resource for the illustrations to George Thomson’s collections

It’s been another intense period, checking through the final details for Murray Pittock’s volume on the Scots Musical Museum, now sent to Oxford University Press. I’ve also been preparing the digital files of the...

A little triumph, and a forthcoming Burns event

First and foremost, happy 2015! as ever the first month of the year is especially dedicated to Robert Burns, and we from the ERBC21 team are all buzzing with all sorts of Burns-related activities –...

Some ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Memorabilia

As we approach Hogmanay 2014/15, the ‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’ team have been thinking about the different ways in which ‘Auld Lang Syne’, Burns’s most universally famous song, has been remembered...

Anecdotes and thoughts about my work so far

I think it’s time for me to write an update about my work here at the Centre for Robert Burns Studies. It’s been over six months since I started working on for the Editing...

William Strang’s ‘The Cottar’s Saturday Night’

Today I would like to focus on an 1884 etching entitled ‘The Cottar’s Saturday Night’ (item GLAHA 20955). This genre scene is William Strang’s rendition of Robert Burns’ 1785-’86 poem, which bears the same...

1996: celebrating Robert Burns on Manx coins

1996 marked an important anniversary for all Burnsians, as it was the bicentenary of the Bard’s death. It is imaginable that a number of special commemorative events and initiatives took place that year. That...

‘Tam o’Shanter’ jug

After a long hiatus from blogging about Burns-related items in the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow, here I am again! This time, with a lovely little undated nineteenth-century jug dedicated to Tam...