Robert Burns at Mount Stuart: An Evening with Professor Gerard Carruthers

This event was on the 11th of January 2023.

Robert Burns at Mount Stuart: An Evening with Professor Gerard Carruthers

Image of Professor Carruthers courtesy of the University of Glasgow.

Join us on Friday 27th January for a very special evening exploring Robert Burns at Mount Stuart with Professor Gerard Carruthers.

The Robert Burns printed books in the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart tell us about the essentials of a world class Burns collection. Professor Carruthers will delve into the Bute Collection's spectacular Burns books, discussing their significance, and what these items tell us about the reputation of Robert Burns - at home and internationally. The Bute Collection's Burns material contains some surprises too, including one major discovery to be revealed on the evening!

Gerard Carruthers is Francis Hutcheson Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow and General Editor of the multi-volume Oxford University Press Collected Works of Robert Burns. He is a Trustee of Ellisland Museum (Burns’s home, 1788-91), an Advisor to the National Trust for Scotland and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Supper Club

Join us earlier in the evening for a delicious 3-course Burns themed supper. Freshly prepared by our chef using an array of local produce, dinner will be served in the Courtyard at 5.30pm and 8pm and must be pre-booked.

  • Starter - Traditional Cock-a-Leekie Soup
  • Main Course - Macqueen’s Haggis Wellington, Neeps, Tatties, & Scotch Whisky Sauce
  • Dessert - Raspberry, Cardamom & Scotch Whisky Cranachan

Vegetarian & Vegan options are available, please advise of any special dietary requirements or allergies at the time of booking.

Soft drinks will be available to purchase on the evening or please feel free to bring your own bottle.

Please be aware that the pre-talk meal is available subject to minimum numbers being met. A full refund will be issued in the event of cancellation due to low numbers.

Purchase your ticket for the talk and Supper Club on Eventbrite here.

Event information

  • The event takes place at Mount Stuart House, postcode PA20 9LR
  • Parking is available at the main House, please follow signage for coach and accessible parking
  • Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start, if you have booked dinner please make your way to the Courtyard for 5.30pm for the first sitting and 8pm for the second sitting
  • Visitors with special access requirements should contact the Mount Stuart team in advance to make arrangements email:
  • Current Mount Stuart Members are entitled to a discounted ticket rate for the talk, please select the Mount Stuart Member option when booking

'An Evening With' Series

Professor Carruthers' talk is the first is an exclusive series of events delivered by experts in the heritage field. Further details to follow soon!