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28 Eglinton Street, Irvine, KA12 8AS
Opening hours: Apr-Sept: Wed, Fri, Sat: 2.00-5.00 (Oct-Mar: Sat only)
except 6 Oct 2018 - sorry
Admission free (just ring the bell)

Parking: try off East Rd (behind SNP office, with alley access to Eglinton St.),
or just at start of Quarry Road, turn right (next to bowling green).
Buses through Irvine stop at 'Wellwood' (ask for 'Eglinton St.').

Email: honsecy@irvineburnsclub.org or leave recorded voicemail on 01294 274511

The Irvine Burns Club website (launched in Jan. 1999) has now (Jan. 2019) been running for 20 years!

Jan.25th Annual Celebration tickets available from Support page at cost +£1 donation to cover commission

Music @ Wellwood - the 2018-19 season
We invite all interested, whether first-timers, or regulars, to enjoy concerts.

Wed 27th February
The Musical All Sorts choir from Ayr

7.30 pm - tickets £10 from the Harbour Arts Centre - pay at the door - all welcome



In Irvine, Capt. Richard Brown encouraged Robert Burns to publish his work, and bookseller William Templeton welcomed him in his shop, and, in this chair, in the back shop. Burns, while working at flax dressing, found Irvine a 'wonderfully educative place' (Carswell)

Office-bearers, courtesy Irvine Herald Left: One of the murals in our upper room - only one of the many items to enjoy.

Right: Vice President Archie Chalmers, President Annie Small, & Past President Allen Paterson

For a preview, check out the Virtual visit

Website pages include:
Newest honorary members
The Masterclasses page with experts on Burns' music, song, verse and language
'Burns and Irvine' by Rev Henry Ranken
William Templeton's bookshop and chair

extra information on our 1834 & 1846 President Capt Charles Gray
and a support page offering postcards, subscriptions and Annual Celebration tickets.

Described as "The A-list Burns Club" in the 'Scottish Daily Mail' on Nov. 24th, 2009, we continue to play a main role in the Burns world, especially with the 2018 World Federation Conference being held in Irvine.


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for any item in tartan or tweed

(IBC members please see note on our 'support' page)


for kilts and kilt accessories. Thousands of tartans. Free worldwide shipping! :)
at heritageofscotland.com



to come:

The 2003 Annual Celebration as seen through the eyes of Chinese Channel Europe, who came north to film our event, and Ian Duncan, butcher, as a result of our presence on the web.