After many months of thought and many hours of preparation,
our updated website launched online in January 2022
(and continues to be expanded)
The Irvine Burns Club and Wellwood Burns Centre website is not only a compendium of all things Burns & Irvine, it is also something of an armchair museum. Simply, it is one of the most absorbing on-line Burns sites in the world.
Having been raised in the town, Irvine, and in particular The Irvine Burns Club, is very dear to my heart. The fact that The Irvine Burns Club was formed in 1826 only 30 years after Burns’ death, and the personal links that Robert Burns had with Irvine, is a testament to the forethoughts of the founding fathers, and the many famous people who are, or were members of this prestigious club through the years. As President of the Robert Burns World Federation, and a very proud member of The Irvine Burns Club, I congratulate everyone involved in creating this attractive website which shows Wellwood and Irvine in a spectacular and informative way. Very well done to my own Mother Club!
The Irvine Burns Club’s new website is a treasure trove of Burnsiana, enabling access to the club’s important collections from far and wide including original manuscripts, letters, and paintings. Users will benefit from the many useful commentaries and innovative insights, including an animated tour of Charles M Hardie’s “Burns in Edinburgh 1787”, the original of which is on display in Wellwood but is now augmented within this website via a descriptive commentary narrated by the ‘Duchess of Gordon’.
I have seen the new website and actually thought I had clicked into the wrong one! You have done a great job.