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Allan Ramsay Festival
October 16, 2020 - October 17, 2020
Celebrates the life and work of the Scots poet, Allan Ramsay (1684–1758). Ramsay was a cultural entrepreneur of astonishing versatility and originality. He argued for the validity of Scots as a British literary language. His assiduous networking helped to internationalize Scottish culture, develop the infrastructure of the Enlightenment, and lay the foundations for the success of his son, the painter of the same name. Both his poetry and drama continue to be a significant part of Scottish literature and heritage. Info: www.allanramsayhotel.com