Hats off to John Hannah and your Travel Section for the fine Feb. 4 article on Robert Burns and the lovely photographs of his birthplace. Perhaps he should have emphasized that more than 500,000 Burns admirers meet the world over to honor Burns on his birthday. What other poet is so honored in such faraway places as Winnipeg, Kuwait, Nigeria, Denmark, the Soviet Union and China? We mustered more than 200 admirers at our recent Burns Night here in San Luis Obispo County, where ethnicity does not necessarily lean toward Scotland.
Readers interested in more of Burns' life may write to The Burns Federation, Dick Institute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock, Scotland KA1 3BU.