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ladyalexandria
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Scotland aims to take positive action to ensure a long term future forthe Robert Burns legacy , the Public Petitions Committee of theParliament heard today. The National Bard's status as a cultural iconwill be enhanced by a package of initiatives designed to attract morevisitors in the lead up to the 250th anniversary of the Burns' birth in2009.

Culture Minister PatriciaFerguson told MSPs on the committee: "Scotland's tourismindustry benefits greatly from its cultural history, and Burns is oneof Scotland's best known figures.”His work is well known and lovedaround the world and presents an excellent opportunity for thepromotion of Scotland as a top quality tourist destination. "I havetaken a close personal interest in the development of the 2009celebrations. In particular, the Executive is working closely with theNational Trust for Scotland to safeguard the future of the BurnsNational Heritage Park. "We also recently announced £100,000 overthe next five years to help the Robert Burns World Federation reach outto its members throughout the world in advance of the 2009celebrations. "And we have made available £150,000 funding forthe Scottish Arts Council to support Burns initiatives, includingBurnsong - a national competition aimed at inspiring a new era ofsongwriting in Scotland. "We hope to announce in the near future theappointment of a Project Director for 2009 Year of Homecoming, todevelop a comprehensive plan for marketing Burns legacy in the run upto, and during 2009."


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I shall forever support The Legend That is Robert Burns and The Hero That is Sir William Wallace - SCOTLAND THE BRAVE!!  FREEDOM!!!

January 24, 2010 at 11:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Geoff
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This was in 2005. The Project Director was Alan Burns of DIAGEO (Johnnie Walkers etc)

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http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/robert-burns-international-airport.html

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January 26, 2010 at 7:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Geoff
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When travelling along the A76 from Dumfries to Kilmarnock there should be tourism signs with the face of Robert Burns every two or three miles.  How many do you see?

How many places of interest to Burns lovers have been passed by without them knowing? I realize that these signs are expensive but if vollunteers and small communities are asked to pay for them there's something wrong with our tourism industry.

Burns clubs and others put their hands in their pockets to pay for Burns plaques and Burns cairns, not for profit but for the love of Burns. These plaques and cairns create revenue through visitor spending. It's time for the local councils to help out a wee bit more me thinks.

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http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/robert-burns-international-airport.html

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February 20, 2010 at 2:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Geoff
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Tourist attractions? How many structures by James Armour: Burns father-in-law, are still to be visited?

:- 1751 Howford bridge, near Mauchline - 1759 Dumfries House, near Cumnock - 1772 Doon bridge, near Alloway.

"New bridges erected by the commissioners included Howfoord Bridge over the River Ayr near Ballochmyle, contracted for in 1751 at a cost of £137 Sterling. One repair to this bridge in 1773 was recorded in the minutes of the roads trustees as follows: Sir John Whitefoord represented to the Meeting That part of the ledges of the Howfoord bridge had been thrown down by some Carriages having passed the same And he had given orders immediately for repairing the ledges and that on this occasion James Armour Meason had discovered a poolling at the north arbrothment which if not attended to immediately will endanger the bridge ....

"The mason was the same James Armour who was to become in 1786 a reluctant father-in-law to Robert Burns. Many years later the poet described Armour as a pretty considerable architect in Ayrshire. Armour built the Low Bridge of Doon with his father-in-law, Adam Smith, in 1772. Since this falls within the period covered by the missing volume of minutes, we have no record of its cost, but the masons are recorded on an engraved stone from the bridge, set into the wall of Doonfoot Stores. The inscription reads: This Bridge of Greenan was built by the Earl of Cassillis, Anno. Dom. 1772 - Masons Adam Smith and James Armour. The present bridge was built for the roads trustees in 1861." http://www.ayrshirehistory.org.uk/CommSup/commsup.htm

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March 15, 2010 at 10:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

ladyalexandria
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Thanks for the awesome info Geoff

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Please support this amazing Petition:


http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/robert-burns-international-airport.html


I shall forever support The Legend That is Robert Burns and The Hero That is Sir William Wallace - SCOTLAND THE BRAVE!!  FREEDOM!!!

March 22, 2010 at 8:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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