Robbie Burns to be remembered

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The life of renowned Scottish poet Robbie Burns will be celebrated in Oamaru this weekend.

The North Otago Scottish Society (NOSS) is holding its annual Burns Concert on the anniversary of the artist’s birth on January 25.

NOSS council member Ian Grant said they held an event each year for the lyricist, who was born in 1759 and died in 1796.

Usually have at least 50 people attend from all over North Otago as well as Timaru, Waimate and Dunedin.

Burns was known as one of the greatest writers in the world and each of his poems sends a poignant message, Mr Grant said.

The concert will include instrumental and vocal songs, haggis and a tribute to the author.

It will be held at the Scottish Hall, Tyne St on Sunday, January 25 at 2pm.

Members free, non-members $3. Afternoon tea provided.