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The Robert Burns
Chess Set

With a serving of imagination and a sprinkling of poetic licence, we present an exceptional chess set, dedicated to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns

THIS CHESS SET CELEBRATES ROBERT BURNS THROUGH the CHARACTERS from his vivid imaginings AND those mere mortals WHO WEAVED THEIR WAY THROUGH HIS LIFE – OR HE, THROUGH THEIRS
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The Robert Burns Chess Set
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Only by picking up your first Robert Burns chess piece can you truly appreciate the years of development and outstanding craftsmanship, both in modelling and casting, that has gone into this epic set.
It took over two years of research, debate and model design before the 32 individual pieces were finalised, and the first Robert Burns chess pieces were set out for play on the equally stunning chess board, each one of the light squares embedded with quotations after Burns handwriting.

The set comes complete in its made-to-measure, gold embossed, leather cloth presentation box, complete with our dedicated 36-page Robert Burns chess set booklet and framed Limited Edition Certificate.

This is a big set. It tips the scales at an impressive 16kg (35lbs) making it on of the most desirable, collectible luxury gifts available anywhere. Which is why so many Stirling 1314 Chess Sets find their homes on every continent. Apart from Antartica (we are working on it!).

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EACH ROBERT BURNS CHESS SET IS DELIVERED IN ITS OWN LEATHER CLOTH, MADE-TO-MEASURE PRESENTATION BOX, COMPLETE WITH BOOKLET, FRAMED CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION AND A CD COLLECTION OF BURNS SONGS.

The immortal memory

Robert Burns - also known as Rabbie Burns and by various other names and epithets - was a failed ploughman but an outstanding poet and an extraordinary lyricist. In a short lifetime of only 37 years, he wrote over 600 poems and songs to become Scotland's national bard. But his real gift was to transcend his humble beginnings and become a worldwide phenomenon, celebrated more each year, over two centuries after his passing. If Robert Burns has been eclipsed by any other wordsmith, the evidence has yet to be seen.

This chess set is a journey through both his life and his works and celebrates his loves, his humour, his irony and his lasting mark on the world of literature. More importantly, it celebrates his legacy to generations past, present and future.
Robert Burns

Robert Burns  (1759-1796)


With the heady responsibility of honouring a world legend, the players in this unique chess set were selected by Stirling 1314’s John Morgan; the 32 different chess pieces were designed and modelled by Steve Trickett (“Peace and Dragons!”); and, of course, the important words embedded in the spectacular chess board - in his own handwriting - are by Robert Burns.

Many beyond number will argue that Robert Burns was the greatest poet of all time. Without question, he is celebrated more than any writer in history with annual suppers and gatherings held in his name, in every corner of the globe.
Stirling 1314 is a corporate member of the Robert Burns World Federation.
John Morgan is a member of the Robert Burns World Federation Guild of Speakers

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