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Do we look at Rabbie Burns through rose tinted specs or if he were here today would he be vilified?
SCOTLAND will mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of celebrated national bard Robert Burns this year with a series of events throughout the country.
Born in Ayrshire in 1759, Burns' image and poetry have become an important part of the Scottish brand which is exported across the globe to encourage folk to visit our bonnie banks.
But are we perhaps giving our famous poet an easy ride by choosing to look at him through rose tinted spectacles and ignoring some of the wilder discrepancies in his lifestyle? After all, modern day hellraisers like Amy Winehouse and Paul Gascoigne are vilified on a daily basis in the media.
THE star-studded TV advert encouraging ex-pats to visit Scotland has become the proverbial Marmite - you either love it or hate it.
The one-minute film features Dougie MacLean's uplifting ballad 'Caledonia' being sung by a host of famous Scots including Glaswegian Lulu, Sir Sean Connery, Olympic hero Chris Hoy and Glasgow Warriors and Scotland rugby union internationals Thom Evans and Kelly Brown.
Released as part of Homecoming Scotland, a programme of events celebrating the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns' birth, the advert and the initiative are designed to encourage thousands of Scots abroad to visit home throughout next year.