Life and Death of Nature’s Poet Robert Burns

Robert Burns, was born into farming on January 25th, 1759 in Ayrshire. He was to become Scotland’s most celebrated writer. Living a short yet complex life, Robert Burns called various parts of Scotland his home. He grew up on a farm in Alloway with his father from Kincardineshire, mother from Culzean and six siblings. Working… Continue reading Life and Death of Nature’s Poet Robert Burns

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Robert Burns: The Wounded Hare

Robert Burns was inspired by nature, often referred to as ‘Nature’s Poet’ The Wounded Hare is another example of this. Wounded in the Field in Watercolour The Wounded Hare was written by Robert Burns after he saw an injured hare limping after a man had tried to shoot it. Burns absorbed the animals, nature and… Continue reading Robert Burns: The Wounded Hare

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Robert Burns: To A Mouse

Nature’s Poet Robert Burns was inspired by nature, writing ‘To A Mouse’ after disturbing one in her nest whilst ploughing. Written in the November of 1785, using a similar style as ‘To a Louse’ or ‘To a Haggis’, the poet starts as a speaker talking to the mouse he has just disturbed whilst ploughing a… Continue reading Robert Burns: To A Mouse

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Robert Burns: A Red Red Rose

Often referred to as ‘Nature’s Poet’, Scotland’s Robert Burns took inspiration from the world, people and nature that surrounded him. Turning his surroundings into stanzas of poems or lyrics of songs. Some were adaptions of other works or have since been adapted by others. Whilst writing the song ‘Red Red Rose’ in 1794, Burns used… Continue reading Robert Burns: A Red Red Rose


Get the Taste for England’s Heritage this Christmas

Christmas food and drink treats are now available to purchase online from English Heritage, for yourself or someone else. Access to English Heritage sites across the country may be limited this festive season but their online shop remains open to ensure everyone can give or receive a taste of England this Christmas. Items are made… Continue reading Get the Taste for England’s Heritage this Christmas


Win a Trip to a Video Chat Background Location

Americans have the chance to go to the places they’ve been looking at during video chats with Coors Light’s sweepstake. With Americans still attending their work meetings via video chat, Coors Light have decided to give some lucky winners the chance to visit the outdoor destinations that they’ve been looking at as their chat background.… Continue reading Win a Trip to a Video Chat Background Location

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September Cruises in Italy for Italians Only

Cruise company Costa Cruises is restarting their seven-day sailings around Italy throughout September exclusively for their Italian guests. Costa Cruises are set to sail two of their ships, Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema on five, one-week long sailings this September. The ships will only visit Italian ports throughout each itinerary. The company’s aim is to… Continue reading September Cruises in Italy for Italians Only


Best Global Experiences Revealed

Tripadvisor’s latest survey alongside Viator reveals traveller’s favourite experiences worldwide in their Travellers’ Choice Awards of 2020. With previous surveys revealing the best beaches and tourist destinations worldwide as selected by users of Tripadviser and their companies, this year the world’s largest travel platform is announcing the best experiences. Calculated using an algorithm based on… Continue reading Best Global Experiences Revealed

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UK Staycation: Food and Drink Experiences in Scotland

As everyone begins to go out to eat and drink again we've selected some experiences to make it more adventurous. As they continue to celebrate ‘The Great British Staycation’ of 2020, are giving up to 60% off experiences purchased through them and some include eating and drinking out. We at The Rucksack News have… Continue reading UK Staycation: Food and Drink Experiences in Scotland

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Celebrate Switzerland’s National Day

Four languages, five borders, a vast inventive history and plenty of exhilarating outdoor fun, a national day for everything Swiss. This small central European country shares borders with Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein.  The capital is Bern and two of the largest cities are Zurich and Geneva. The people of Switzerland have four official… Continue reading Celebrate Switzerland’s National Day