Burns Night in Edinburgh

At the end of January we celebrated Burns Night – albeit without the haggis & traditional imbibing of whisky.

Wee Bear visited the Storytelling Centre for a short play with puppets about the life of Burns and was so fired up about the poem “Tam o Shanter” that she sat down and made these drawings to illustrate the story.

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Here is Tam’s house, where his wife sits, waiting for the drunken lout to return.

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Tam rides on his guid grey mare Meg to the inn.

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And the pub, where Tam & friends get unco fu’ (full – of drink!)

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The auld Galloway Kirk (church) where the devil & witches gather.

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Here are all the instruments they played!

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This is the young & attractive witch who wears a short shift (sark) so exciting that Tam calls “weel done Cutty Sark” and they all start to chase him.

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Auld Nick himself…

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And finally, Tam escapes but only by leaving behind poor Meg’s tail.

She couldn’t sleep until she had done all of these but I think they’re great & show how important poetry and story telling are for her.

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