Robert 'Rabbie' Burns, Scotland's National Bard, wrote over 700 poems and collected many traditional Scottish folk songs, and you can begin to discover them here. Rabbie's generosity and humanity are celebrated in the words of his most famous poem 'Auld Lang Syne', sung in a spirit of friendship as midnight strikes on New Year’s Eve across the world. And, for the international Scottish diaspora, 25 January offers an annual opportunity for a Burns Supper in exuberant honour of their National Bard. But Rabbie Burns is not just for New Year or for the 25th of January. Each page of this unique diary features an extract from a poem or a song, matched to the time of year. Each choice reflects the seasons, links past and present, and highlights key moments in the life and times of Robert Burns – a romantic, radical poet of the common man whose aim was to make the world a better place.