Robert Burns in the Scottish Economy

Robert Burns (1759 – 96) is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.

In 2009 he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV.

There is absolutely no doubt that the Poet Robert Burns has a strong connection with Scotland’s Culture. Its part in the success of the Homecoming 2009 events proved his place in the Nation’s Heritage as an Icon, as a Cultural treasure, as a social driver that would gather a wide audience (from Britain and overseas).

 

The Scottish Government (Economic Development Directorate) has contracted Professor Murray Pittock at the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow to undertake a study on the Economic Impact of Robert Burns in the Scottish Economy.

 In order to make this study as accurate as possible, this project will greatly benefit from your collaboration in responding to this survey, which seeks to identify Burns’ importance to you

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* 1. Please state your gender?

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* 2. Your nationality?

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* 3. Age group

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* 4. Residential Area

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* 5. Education

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* 6. Occupation

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* 7. Gross weekly full time income (in £)

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* 8. Are you a member of one of the following ... (Mark all that apply)

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* 9. Is your occupation related to Robert Burns?

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* 10. Where have you first heard about Robert Burns?

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* 11. How much do you know the life of Robert Burns? (where he was born, where he died, where he lived?)

1- I don't know anything about Robert Burns' life
7- I have a good knowledge of Robert Burns' life


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* 12. How much do you know the work of Robert Burns?

1 - I don’t know anything about Burns’ work
7-  I have a good knowledge of Robert Burns’ work

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* 13. Do you have any of his books, poems, etc. at home?

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* 14. Have you ever attended any of the following Burns related events. Please mark all that apply

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* 15. Have you ever visited any of the following Burns Institution or Historical Landmark Please mark all that apply

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* 16. Are you more likely to attend a cultural event if it is linked to Robert Burns?

1- very much less likely
7- very much more likely

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* 17. What is your overall impression of Robert Burns as...a man

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* 18. What is your overall impression of Robert Burns as...a poet and writer

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* 19. What is your overall impression of Robert Burns as...a humanitarian

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* 20. How important Burns is for Scotland?

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* 21. How important do you think Burns is to the perception of Scotland internationally?

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* 22. If VisitScotland decides to promote the figure of Robert Burns through a range of promotional merchandise,  how much are you willing to pay for the following (based on price given for similar products) 

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* 23. National Trust for Scotland has conducted an audit to identify different Commemorative monument of Robert Burns, which are currently damaged due to the climate condition.
In order for National Trust for Scotland to undertake preventive measures to improve the resilience of these historic Landmarks, please advise whether and how much will you be happy to donate.

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* 24. How difficult was the survey?
1-very easy
7-very difficult

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* 25. Did we provide sufficient information on the purpose of the survey

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