Winter visiting times - Sat 2.30-4.30 pm - pop in as you're passing - just ring the bell
Admission free (April-Sept.: Mon./Wed./Fri./Sat. 2.30-4.30pm)

'Wellwood', 28 Eglinton St., Irvine, KA12 8AS ::: email: info @ irvineburnsclub.org ::

Virtual visit ::: News & events
Below: how Irvine featured Burns during 2015!

The Provost's Civic Pride Awards - spring 2015
Irvine Burns Club, in partnership with the Irvine Lasses Burns Club, not only topped the Arts and Culture category, but was also awarded the Provost's prize as overall winners. Each year North Ayrshire Council recognises individuals and organisations who contribute significantly to the community.

 

Left: President Derek Murdoch holding the Civic Pride awards which recognise the contribution made to community life and heritage by the Irvine Burns Club and the Irvine Lasses Burns Club.

 

Right:The Friendship Cup - "Presented by Irvine Burns Club to Annie Small President of Irvine Lasses Burns Club to mark its 40th Anniversary, February 2015."

News & events

Irvine Music Club - spring 2015
- easy to remember dates - middle Wed of each month:
Wednesday 15th April
CHERYL FORBES (Cree), Mezzo Soprano, and GORDON CREE (what can't he do?) bring our season to a climax, with perhaps a guest artiste for good measure.
 

Good Morning Scotland programme - January 2013 but still of interest

Website items include
The 2014 newsletter (click to read), John Kelso Hunter , Capt. Gray , Burns in Edinburgh , Past Pres. James Miller 1964<
The revised Town Centre Walking Tour
The amazing story of the 'Planter' - a gallantly defended sea attack, its links with Irvine, and a mystery
Transcription of notes about the history of Irvine harbour, compiled by ex-Provost John Paterson in the 1880s,
on our project site for Irvine Harbourside

 

The hoarding which throughout 2014 brought the Bard to the centre of the Irvine community - click to enlarge it.

The Burns statue, donated by John Spiers in 1896, sculpted by James Pittendrigh Macgillivray, the scene of an annual wreath-laying ceremony on the January Sunday nearest the Bard's birthday.

See our On-line Support Desk for:

* Masterclass DVD set on Scots music, poetry, songs and language
* "Honorary Members", vol.s 1 and 2
* Booklet on the sculpture of Burns and Wallace"
* Life Membership of Irvine Burns Club
* and several other items


"The A-list Burns Club" ('Scottish Daily Mail' - November 24th, 2009)

In 1781 Robert Burns worked in Irvine. In Irvine Captain Richard Brown encouraged Burns to publish his verse. The published poet was born! The late Sandy Macara was of the opinion that "Irvine is also where Burns caught the rheumatic fever that caused his death"!
In 1826, two friends of Robert Burns, with ten others, founded Irvine Burns Club, which, in 1962, opened the Irvine Burns & Burgh Museum, at 'Wellwood', in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland - open four times weekly from April to September, and weekly on Saturdays during the winter.

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