Resources and information on Robert Burns and on Irvine, grouped under the five menus below


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Support & Membership

Donations can be made

by BACS to sort code 83-23-13 (Royal Bank of Scotland) a/c no 00612026 (Irvine Burns Club)
(taxpayers please also download Gift Aid form)

or via Paypal

Paypal options below are:

We do not have a comment box on Paypal, so if you need to give us any special instructions, please send a supplementary email to

Select from the list,
then click BuyNow,
then on Paypal Order Summary update the quantity, eg for tickets etc, change the default 1 to the number you wish
- for more than one item, please do separate orders -
(postage included) (you do not need to have a paypal account)
(a director will email within two days to confirm your order is logged)

All the above can also be ordered by post - send your cheque to the Honorary Secretary, 'Wellwood', 28 Eglinton Street, Irvine, KA12 8AS

Members receive details of the Annual Celebration by the end of December - if not, email us at the beginning of January. The Dinner date is the Friday nearest to the anniversary of the Bard's birthday.

'200 Club' Prize Draw details: 50% of your £13 payment helps us with regular income and the other 50% is paid out in monthly prizes of £25 and annual prizes of £400 and £200, drawn at the Annual Celebration.
To enrol by post, call up our application form here


Books available from Irvine Burns Club & Museum include:

Andrew Boyle, "Ayrshire Heritage" (1990, £6.25)
Billy Kay, "The Mither Tongue" (rev. ed. 1993, £6.50)
James Mackay, "Burns - a Biography" (hardback £24.50, paperback £14.50)
Colin Hunter McQueen, "Rantin Rovin Robin" (paperback 1999, £10)
Basil Skinner, "Burns: Authentic Likenesses" (1963, £1.95)
John Strawhorn, "Scotland of Robert Burns" (1995, £8.50)
Hugh Douglas, "The Burns Supper Companion" (1998, £6.95)
Crawfuird C Loudoun, "In Pursuit of Sir William Wallace" (1991, £14.95)
A M Boyle, "The Ayrshire Book of Burns Lore" (2nd ed., 1996, £8.50)
"Irvine Harbourside" (2017, £2)
"Independent Minds" (2009, donation)
"Irvine Lifeboat Station Barometer" (2015, donation)


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Members' Library: experimental area:
- either Click to listen, or Right-click and Save Target As to download:
Toast to Bonnie Jean by 2004 Vice-President Willie Boyd (14Mb; audio length 16 mins.)