The Immortal Memory
In 1823 the cenotaph on the banks of the Doon at Alloway, Burnsí
birthplace, was completed at a cost of £3300. In 1844 a huge festival
in his honour was held at Alloway, presided over by the Earl of
Eglinton. The centenaries of his birth in 1859 and his death in
1896 saw nationwide celebrations.
Burns Centenary, 1859
Burns Centenary, 1896
Over the years floods of biographies have been written on the poetís
life and many anthologies of his songs and poems have been published.
There are many statues to him all over the world, the one in Dumfries
by Mrs D.O. Hill being unveiled in 1882. His works have been
translated into many languages and there is a particular interest
in him in Canada, the Soviet Union and Japan.