ROBERT BURNS and his close ties with Dumfries are being celebrated by staff at the town’s VisitScotland iCentre this month.
Emma Blore, Visitor Services Advisor at Dumfries iCentre, said: “Once Christmas is over and January descends, our thoughts turn to Scotland’s Bard, and former Dumfries resident, Robert Burns.
“With support from Dumfries Museum, we have been able to put several items on display in our iCentre this year. There are several books that celebrate his life, as well as examples of Burns tartan and a bust. We even have some Robert Burns Lego on display.
“With more than 60 years’ experience between us, we are always happy to answer questions about Robert Burns and his many connections to Dumfries & Galloway and beyond.
“We know that due to current government restrictions, we are not able to celebrate Burns Night in the same way this year with many events not able to take place. There are still many ways to celebrate our National Bard – whether it is taking part in the Big Burns Supper online, other online events or going on The Burns Trail around town. Our iCentre is the starting point for The Burns Trail and we would encourage locals and visitors to pop into our iCentre, have a look at our display and explore the many connections Burns has to the town and wider region.”