Touched by Robert Burns

Touched by Robert Burns
Touched by Robert Burns

last Thursday saw the official launch of a three-month exhibition of images based on his book Touched by Robert Burns by Stonehaven photographer Andy Hall.

The exhibition takes place at the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway in Ayrshire and runs from July until September.

The images are based on Andy’s interpretation of lines from Robert Burns’s poems and comprise of landscape, portrait, abstract and close-up macro photographs as well as unusual angles of well-known Burns landmarks in Alloway in Ayrshire where the Poet was born in 1759 and in Dumfries where he died in 1796.

Andy Hall’s reputation has gained international recognition as a result of the success of his books A Sense of Belonging to Scotland, the favourite places of Scottish personalities and Touched by Robert Burns which was launched by Scotland’s First Minister at Edinburgh Castle on St.Andrews Night in 2008.

On being given the exhibition, Andy said: “As a lover of the poems and songs of Robert Burns, I feel immensely privileged to be able to hold an exhibition of my photography in Scotland’s iconic new museum dedicated to the memory of our National Bard. It will be one of the proudest times of my photographic life.”