The dedicated and talented team at the National Trust for Scotland’s Robert Burns Birthplace Museum are celebrating some impressive endorsements from VisitScotland this month.

The award-winning museum, which tells the story of the life, loves and work of poet Robert Burns, has not only retained the highly-prized five star rating from the tourism body, but is also a regional finalist in the West of Scotland’s Thistle Awards for the best heritage tourism experience category.

Operations Manager Caroline Smith said: “The team are so proud of the part they play in protecting Scotland’s heritage and bringing the story of the Bard to life for all our visitors, so it’s great to have these efforts recognised. We really appreciate the support of our visitors, Trust members, donors and everyone locally who helps us to do all we do too.”

Opened in 2010, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway comprises the Auld Kirk and Brig o’ Doon, the cottage where Burns was born, the Burns Monument and the award-winning museum with its unrivalled Burns’ collection. The museum was generously supported by the Scottish Government and the Heritage Lottery Fund.