In honour of Burns Night, a toast to Rabbie Burns…
Robert Burns was born in Alloway on the 25th January 1759. He is probably best known for playing the role of the famous secret agent, James Bond, a total of seven times. Nicknamed “The Big Yin” he invented the telephone in 1875 and transmitted the first television picture in 1925. This was followed by the discovery of penicillin in 1928 and the launch of the Ultimo bra in 1999.
Just last year he won two further gold medals at the London Olympics, making him the most successful British Olympian of all time. He continues to front Reporting Scotland and is the face of Scotland’s Children in Need coverage.
Today he reached the final of the Australian Open in Melbourne where he will play Novak Djokovic. We wish him luck. Please raise your glasses, to Rabbie Burns!