Burns (Robert)

  • 1759–1796
  • Alloway
Alloway-born Scottish poet who wrote in English and Scots and is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement; collector of traditional songs and ballads; was active as an exciseman.

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Patrick MacDonald [1729-1824]MacDonald (Patrick) ... 1729-1824
Minister at Kilmore in Argyll and a collector of Gaelic music.
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Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
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