Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to min’?
There’s an app for that!
The Scottish Government has produced an iPhone app, developed by Storm ID, which contains the complete works of Robert Burns, including a dictionary of Scottish terms and instructions on how to host a Burns Supper.
Fiona Hyslop, Culture Minister, said, “this app uses the latest technology to bring Burns firmly into the 21st Century.”
Released on January 18th, it is already becoming popular. Reviews posted on the iStore website have been generally positive.
“Great idea and is a lifesaver for me for my first proper Burns supper next week.” – Hugo Bell, iStore user
Although Robert Burns’ works are available elsewhere, this is the first time they’ve been released in this easily accessible format at no charge. A Burns app was released in June 2009, but did not include all the features and cost $2.99.