ANSWERS THE CROSSWORD ACROSS DOWN 1 TARBOLTON 4 RUSSIA 6 JAMAICA 8 SIX 9 ALLOWAY 10 SUPPER 11 EDINBURGH 12 AGNES 13 FARMER 2 TAM 3 KILMARNOCK 5 SHILLING 6 JANUARY 7 POET 9 ARMOUR HEAD AND TAILS EXERCISE: MATCH THE TITLE TO THE FIRST LINE It is hoped that the answers could be reached without the need to refer to a copy of Burns' works, however, if this exercise encourages further study it will have been worthwhile. Halloween Upon that night when fairies light Macpherson's farewell Farewell ye dungeons dark and strong My gallant braw John Highlandman A Highland lad my love was born To a haggis Fair fa your honest sonsie face To a mountain daisy Wee modest crimson-tipped flower To a mouse Wee sleekit cow'rin tim'rous beastie Selkirk grace Some hae meat and canna eat WORD SEARCH PUZZLE - 15 'BURNS RELATED' WORDS. Ballochmyle, Mauchline, Edinburgh, Mossgiel, Hornbook, Dumfries, Gilbert, Deil, Kilmarnock, Ellisland, Glencairn, Oliphant, Cessnock, Alloway and Lochlie. WORD SEARCH PUZZLE - 28 SCOTTISH WORDS Coulter, Agley, Thole, Swat, Drouthy, Cantraip, Bogle, Gate, Blellum, Skirl, Unco, Siller, Walie, Nieve, Staw, Whyles, Luggie, Ingle, Houlet, Cranreuch, Stour, Usquabae, Threave, Skelp, Boddle, Souter, Guid, Lea. A BURNS QUIZ (1) 1759 (January 25th). (2) Alloway. (3) 1796 (July 21st). (4) Dumfries. (5) Armour. (6) 9. (7) Francis, William, Elizabeth, James, Maxwell. (8) Mt. Oliphant, Lochlea, Mossgiel and Ellisland. (9) Exciseman. (10) A Mauchline Inn Keeper. (11) The Bachelors' Club. (12) The poet's horse. (13) A ewe owned by the poet. (14) The poet and a friend - Mrs. Agnes McLehose. (15) Scots Wha Hae. (16) Auld Lang Syne. (17) A Haggis. (18) The Kilmarnock Edition. (19) 37. (20) Some examples are - Flora Heather, daisy, primrose and rose. Fauna Lapwing, mouse, mavis (thrush) and dog. THE BURNS HERITAGE TRAIL (1) 199 miles. (2) Clockwise, starting with KILMARNOCK, MAUCHLINE, CUMNOCK, DUMFRIES, CASTLE DOUGLAS, NEWTON STEWART, GIRVAN, KIRKOSWALD, ALLOWAY, AYR, IRVINE. (3) (4) Mauchline. (5) Newton Stewart. (6) King Robert the Bruce. (7a) Birthplace (b) His farm near Dumfries. (c) Wrote "Scots Wha Hae" here. (d) He learned flax - dressing here in 1781. (e) The first edition of his poems published (1786). (f) Said the Selkirk Grace here. (g) Studied maths here (1775). (h) He lived at Mossgiel Farm, just outside Mauchline (1784 - 86). (i) He helped to found the Bacherlors’ Club here. DO YOU KNOW YOUR `TAM OF SHANTER'? (1) Kate. (2) Pedlars. (3) Set Off. (4) Souter Johnie. (5) Money. (6) Time spent at a mill having corn ground. (7) Swats. (8) Whisky. (9) Horse - a nag. (10) River in Ayrshire. (11) Shirt. (12) Greasy Flannel. (13) A French Country Dance. (14) Devil. (15) Tam's horse. (16) Window seat. (17) The witches and warlocks which chased Tam. (18) Irons. (19) Douglas Graham (of Shanter Farm). (2) Buttocks. (21) Fire on a hearth. (22) Short chemise. (23) Jean Kennedy. (24) Shaggy Dog. (25) 124. (26) Guess!. (27) The average length of line is between 6 and 7 words. Does that help!? THE IMPROVEMENTS (1) The Agricultural Revolution, The Improvement, The Enclosures. (2) To allow farmers to grow extra crops, and so have grain or vegetables to sell. (3) To separate crops from farm animals. (4) As shelter belts, and eventually to sell as timber. (5) Lime. (6) Farm produce, fertiliser and many goods now need to be transported. (7) They were drained. (8a) - , (b) - . (9) Ploughs became lighter and horses were quicker and more easily handled than oxen. (10) Clydesdale and Shire. (11) Slaters, Farriers, Saddlers, Weavers. (12) Bacon and Potatoes. (13) - . (14a) To grow bigger crops and to use large machinery, e.g combine harvester. (b) - . (15) Mainly in the Highlands and Islands, especially where many crofts have still got a small amount of land. OLD FARMING SYSTEM (1) Run - Rig. (2a) Too many farmers. (b) A huge difference. The old rig was about 11 metres broad. Most modern fields are far larger. (3a) The part of the township land which was more fertile than (b) the outfield. (4a) Mainly wood, with a little iron. (b) It was so heavy (c) No - plough each person's land in turn. (5) Often marshland. (6) The Highlands and Islands. (7a) Malaria (b) Wild fowl (ducks and geese), peat, turf, sods, reeds and broom. (8a) so that they could expect something each harvest. (b) The crops would become poorer each year. (c) -. (9) He would waste time going from one rig to another, and a smaller number of larger units would produce more. (10) They didn't hand over money, but gave the landowner farm products, like cheese, butter, vegetables or meal as rent. Answers to the exercise on the poets life 1 came work 2 met married 3 was born was 4? 5 lived had built 6? 7 grew 8 saw was educated given 9 read introduced 10 was help 11 moved 12 attended 13 received 14 was noted was 15 paid 16 ? 17 improve was sent 18 was 19 was boarded 20 improve acquired 21 was was becoming 22 was affected 23 was sent 24 learn was 25 ? 26 proved moved 27 ? 28 acquaint 29 worked 30 ? 31 moil 32 lost 33 ? 34 took 35 was 36 began 37 made emigrate 38 raise decided print 39 entitled 40 sold 41 became known received 42 gave 43 went publish 44 ? 45 married moved live work 46 give 47 moved take 48 had published 49 ? 50 died 51 is seen 52 is celebrated 53 aroused 54 are 55 becoming 56 is known 57 ?