A new series of Free Highlight Tales at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is set to begin.

The new talks will begin on Wednesday September 13 with a talk on the "world's worst poet", William McGonagall.

The talks start at 2.30pm and finish at 3.30pm, and all are welcome to the events at the Alloway museum, on Murdoch's Lane.

Melvyn Gibson, volunteer guide at the museum, said: "On Wednesday, September 13, Stanley Sarsfield, retired cultural coordinator at East Ayrshire Council, discusses Scotland's Other, William McGonagall: The World's Worst Poet? 

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"Including how some of McGonagall's best worst works are the verses he wrote in tribute to Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns.

"Hear and be amazed by McGonagall's avoidance of poetic structures, his metric insensitivity and daring efforts at rhyming couplets.

"Smiles and tears are guaranteed in equal measure."

For more information visit https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/robert-burns-birthplace-museum.