Immortal Memories

December 6, 2020
Immortal Memories

The Immortal Memory remains the centrepiece of the traditionalBurns Supper and although that rite might be seen by some to havehad its day, the Immortal Memory itself still retains itsimportance and prestige to Burns lovers all over the world. It isan honour to be invited to present this toast and it is to honourthis status and to further respect its subject that Dr Cairney'sthird book on Burns is devoted to his Immortal Memory. Theextraordinary thing is that the contributors, while dealing withthe same man, all appear to see him so differently, but what theyall still have in common is a love and admiration for the man andhis work. This is the factor that makes Burns unique, that he hasthe same appeal for so many different kinds of people.