Proud, as we are, in this region of the history of Robert Burns, the fact that he is a global star to this day creates social, cultural and economic opportunities for the south west and furth of Scotland.
Professor Murray Pittock is an international expert in this field. A leading Scottish cultural historian, Bradley Professor and Pro Vice –Principal at Glasgow University he also acts as Honorary Adviser in Scottish History to the National Trust for Scotland. He has been invited to speak or held visiting appointments at UCBerkeley, Columbia, Harvard, New York University, Stanford, Yale and many other leading universities. His recent books include The Scots Musical Museum (Volumes II and III) and The Reception of Robert Burns in Europe (2014). His research projects include Robert Burns and the Scottish Economy funded by the Scottish Government.