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Future Museum is built around the key areas that make the south-west so distinctive from the rest of Scotland – its people, industries and arts. The website provides free access to the museum collections of Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway and creates a valuable resource for people of all ages.

Collection Focus

The Auld Farmer’s New Year Morning Salutation, to his Auld Mare

In celebration of the New Year,  the current collection focus highlights an original manuscript in Robert  Burns' own hand. The piece focuses on themes of nature, the passing of time and friendship as the poem's persona gives his horse a well deserved 'hansel' - a present given to good friends on the first Monday of the year. Click on to see the poem in full.

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