Volunteers are planning new workshops to add to their repertoire of activities to bring Burns Cottage alive. These include showing how plants growing in the vicinity would have been used for healing purposes and also for beauty treatments. Regular story telling sessions will be introduced to echo the experience of the young Robert Burns at the knee of Betty Davidson, an old woman relative who stayed with the family and had a vast store of spooky stories. Soon volunteers hope to embark on learning to spin using equipment provided through the local CO-OP’s community support scheme. Meanwhile, pop into the Education Pavilion at Burns Cottage on Monday afternoons to see a rag rug being made and find out more.