A poetic genius was born in an old clay-built cottage at Alloway in Scotland.
At the age of six the boy began to study but he had very little schooling.
At thirteen he was out in the fields all day helping his father on the farm.
The child began to write poetry in his sixteenth year. His first love song «Handsome Nell» was dedicated to the girl who helped him in the harvest fields
Love and Tragedy
A poetic genius met his Bonnie Jean. It was love at first sight. His father died burdened with debts in 1784.
The Complete Success
1785 - July 1786
The first poem “The Cotter’s Saturday Night” was published.
600 copies of Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect were printed in Kilmarnock. Our poetic genius gained popularity.
An Awesome Tour
The poet started travelling around Scotland and England. This tour inspired him to write new glorious poems.
Marriage. Divorce. Sadness
He married Jean Armour, his Bonnie Jean. The marriage ended in divorce. Soon he met Marry Campbell but suddenly she died. A year later the poet got a position as a tax collector but the work was a hard one for him. His life was full of sadness.
Nevertheless, he wrote a lot.
The Greatest Sorrow
21 July 1796
The greatest poet of Scotland died in a poor old house in Dumfries. The poet was buried there, mourned by all honest people of his country. He was only 37 years old.
The 260th anniversary
25 January 2019
Whenever we speak of Scotland, the name of Scotland’s Bard is always there, as the ever living, never –dying symbol of that country. People all over the world celebrated this event so did we. We adore his poetry.