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Be my Valentine


As January draws in and the nights start getting lighter, we can turn our attention to celebrating our national bard, Robert Burns. And with Valentines on the horizon we thought we would reminisce over his sweet valentine:

A re-enactor dressed as Robert Burns proposing to a visitor in front of Mons Meg

O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,
That’s newly sprung in June:
O my Luve’s like the melodie,
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve!
And fare-thee-weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ ‘twere ten thousand mile!

Make the most of this romantic time of year and follow in his footsteps around our spectacular sites that gave him inspiration.

Stirling Castle

He once wrote about the lack of a roof at Stirling Castle. Known as the ‘Stirling Lines’, the words were etched into glass with a diamond pen

Treating your loved one to something special this year? Browse our range of jewellery from I Love a Lassie that’s inspired by the Portcullis Gates at Edinburgh – read more about her vision in our behind the scenes blog that we published last year.

Portcullis jewellery range

Share your Valentine’s Day pics with us using hashtag #ShopHistory @welovehistory


About Author

Aimee Bertram

Aimee works in the marketing department focusing on events and all the fabulous properties in the south of Scotland. She mostly blogs about upcoming events, our magnificent online shop and everything about the year of innovation, architecture and design - look out for her blogs that'll take you behind the scenes with Scottish designers.

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