Robert Burns is famous around the world as Scotlandâs national poet and celebrated every 25th January on Burns Night. Â Less well known is that Robert BurnsÂ worked asÂ a Land Surveyor after studying land surveying and geometry in Ayrshire.
His role would have required him to draw field plans and estate maps, and be familiar with surveying tools.Â The handle and several links from the âsurveying chainâ he used are exhibited in various Scottish locations including the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.
In 2012, Burns was the first person to be granted posthumous membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for his work as a land surveyor.
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