Monday, January 26, 2009

Burns Light




















A rumbustuous day yesterday as 15,000 people came out onto the streets of Dumfries to celebrate Robert Burns' birthday with lantern processions, bands, speeches and the burning of a fire sculpture on the Nith in front of Devorgilla Bridge. A good day for the town, all in all. Missed the burning because we had to get back to Penpont for a Burns evening in the pub. Stuart Paterson was present all day and read in the pub at night. A decent commemoration of the great man, I think.

7 comments:

Sorlil said...

Looks like a fantastic day of celebration. The sculpture is amazing, would have liked to have seen the burning.

Kim Ayres said...

Hi Hugh. Just wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment, and I'm fine if you want to swipe any of the photos so long as you don't mind a wee acknowledgement of where you got them :)

Sorlil said...

Nice to see your lovely poem on The Herald blog.

Sorlil said...

By the way do you post poems to The Herald or email them?

shug said...

Just send them to her at the Herald,
200 Renfield St Glasgow.
She's been a very good support to me, so she has.

Stooshie said...

Yes, it certainly was nice to get jakied in Drumsleet's Volly Arms just for a change. They put on a great night for those of us arsed enough to turn up, & nothing beats blowing blue smoke up towards a star-dashed clear sky in the Scottish countryside before bedtime port & wine.

Stooshie said...

"Stuart Paterson was present all day and read in the pub at night. A decent commemoration of the great man, I think."

Thank you. I'd been feeling a bit neglected lately.