​DETAILS have been revealed of the next two events in the series of 'Highlight Talks' held at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway.

On Wednesday, June 12, Robert Crawford, a poet and retired professor of literature at St Andrews University, will give a talk on 'Writing Robert Burns' Biography'.

He'll reveal what is involved in the enterprise of bringing Burns’ life and work to the page.

Professor Crawford's biography, The Bard, is regarded as an acclaimed example of the genre. It is recognised as doing Robert Burns a great service.

On June 26, in 'The Memorialisation of Mary Queen of Scots', Professor Steven Reid from Glasgow University will discuss what preserves her memory and why.

Burns contributed to this phenomenon with his poem, Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots, On The Approach Of Spring.

All the events in the Highlight Talks series take place on Wednesdays from 2.30-3.30pm in the Robertson Room at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway.

Talks are free but booking is advised.