The power and the influence of Rabbie Burns cannot and will not die until the idea of nationality has died in Scotland according to local expert on the life and times of ‘‘The Bard’’ Mr William Muirhead.
Mr Muirhead was speaking at the ICI Grangemouth Burns Club annual commemoration and Burns Supper. He added that ‘‘brotherhood’’ – another cornerstone of the poet’s writing – would ensure the continued longevity and p0pularity of his works. ‘‘Burns has been condemned through the years by narrow-minded people who delved deeply into his private life to find and exploit weaknesses.
Pictured above at the ICI Grangemouth Burns Supper are Adam McMurtrie, David Ketchen and piper Tom Anderson.