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Famous Scots picture Burns' work

Eddie Reader (Pic: Tricia Malley Ross Gillespie)

Scots have been asked to interpret the work of Robert Burns in pictures. Singer Eddie Reader reflected on Lovely Polly Stewart.

Janice Kirkpatrick (Pic: Tricia Malley Ross Gillespie)

The images are part of a new Burns exhibition. Designer Janice Kirkpatrick focused on the bard's work, Tam o'Shanter.

Christopher Brookmyre (Pic: Tricia Malley Ross Gillespie)

Writer Christopher Brookmyre took a darker slant on Tam o'Shanter. The exhibition opened at Holyrood and will tour Scotland.

Edwin Morgan (Pic: Tricia Malley Ross Gillespie)

Address of Beelzebub provoked this response from Scotland's "Makar", or poet, Edwin Morgan.

Neil Gillon (Pic: Tricia Malley Ross Gillespie)

The exhibition, also featuring Ayrshire farmer Neil Gillon's take on To a Mouse, marks the 250th anniversary of Burns' birth.

Hardeep Singh Kohli (Pic: Tricia Malley Ross Gillespie)

Photographers Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie captured broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli musing over Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation.

Peter Howson (Pic: Tricia Malley Ross Gillespie)

Surrounded by his work, Burns' Holy Willie's Prayer was the order of the day for artist Peter Howson.

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