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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

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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, Buyagift.com 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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UK Staycation: Go Ape Prepares to Reopen All Sites

The thrills and adventures of Go Ape can again be enjoyed throughout England with Wales and Scotland to reopen soon. From Aberdeen in the north down to Devon’s Haldon in the south, Go Ape’s adventures are happening in tree tops right across the UK. With various activities and adventures for all the family, each of… Continue reading UK Staycation: Go Ape Prepares to Reopen All Sites

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Edinburgh Christmas Market: Scotland

Princes Street Gardens, close to Waverley train station is the setting for the Christmas market at Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh. With a vibrant and bustling atmosphere, the market has the modern shopping and commercial district on one side whilst looking up at the other is the old town and Edinburgh Castle. On throughout the… Continue reading Edinburgh Christmas Market: Scotland

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New Europe and North Africa Walking Tours with Country Walkers

Leading walking adventures company has introduced new guided routes in Scotland, Switzerland, Croatia, Iceland, Slovenia, the Danube River and Morocco. Providing travellers with the opportunity to partake in guided walking holidays whilst also having time to explore independently, Country Walkers have introduced a series of Flex-Guided tours.  The collection of new destinations and itineraries include… Continue reading New Europe and North Africa Walking Tours with Country Walkers

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RSPB Lochwinnoch: Renfrewshire, Scotland

The RSPB run wetland habitat of Lochwinnoch is situated between Castle Semple Loch and Barr Loch in the Scottish Lowlands area of Renfrewshire. Boat and Lily Pads on Pond, Lochwinnoch Home to a variety of bird species the wetlands area of Lochwinnoch is protected. There is a visitor education centre on the site. The different… Continue reading RSPB Lochwinnoch: Renfrewshire, Scotland

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Travel Destinations that Inspired Famous Authors

Home towns and travel destinations have always inspired writers, travel platform Agoda has shared their list of where some authors took their inspiration. Edinburgh, Scotland is where literary hero J.K. Rowling spent much of her time writing her most famous work, the Harry Potter series. The Scottish capital, much like Harry Potter, offers something for… Continue reading Travel Destinations that Inspired Famous Authors