Widely regarded by many as the national poet of Scotland, Robert Burns lived through the latter half of the 18th Century and was regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic Movement. Having grown up in Alloway, South Ayrshire, the house in which he lived has now been turned into a museum with this monument and centre being built in Kilmarnock to commemorate his life.

As well as learning about his life there is the opportunity to search the archives and find out about the history of Kilmarnock and the surrounding area. Kay Park in which the monument stands is also good for walks with an artificial lake to walk around and seating, perfect for stopping for a bit of lunch!