Being given the opportunity to learn to read is a gift every child should recieve. Even back in 1759, the father of Robert Burns, the poet, saw the importance of education and whilst the family were poor, William Burnes had his son schooled at home.
|The byre inside Burns Cottage|
Heavy farm work lead to Burns having poor health and without this education he would not have been able to make a living and we would not have the pleasure of his poems and songs.
|Burns Cottage 'The Auld Clay Biggin'|