Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Robert Burns goes to the loo...

Robert Burns was, and is, many things. To many Scots, the greatest poet the country has ever seen. To the less enlightened (like me), he's a great, iconic image on a shortbread tin. But I doubt the inspiration behind next year's Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebration ever thought he'd be the proud subject of a lavvy seat...!

At the Selkirk Arms, the reputed birthplace of the bard's Selkirk Grace, the owner has taken leave of his senses and immortalised the poet on all the toilet seats within his pub. Whilst some may see that as a fitting tribute, others will undoubtedly be up in arms.

For co-owner Douglas McDavid, the tribute is heartfelt: "We need to tell the world that Burns' memory is alive and well and here in Kirkcudbright." Indeed...

For more, see
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/7641907.stm .


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