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17 May 2018

Gerard Butler shares his love of Scotland

As an internationally renowned actor, Gerard Butler has journeyed far from his home town of Paisley. But he’s never forgotten his roots, nor his love of Scotland.

A lifelong fan of Burns, Gerard is a long-term appreciator of our rich culture and heritage. When we caught up with him between filming assignments, Gerard also spoke at length about our natural treasures, recognising the work the Trust does to protect and preserve them for all to enjoy.

‘I get very philosophical about Scotland. I feel that my experience in Scotland borders on spiritual when I’m up here.’

‘I’ve travelled all over the world and I only get that in Iceland, in Scotland and in India.’

‘There are so many places that your breath can be taken away, that feel mystical and magical but you’re on your own, like you own the whole place. I love that.’

‘I love the people and I love the warmth. I love that you can go into a bar in the middle of nowhere in a little village and end up in the middle of a Ceilidh band or folk with the bodhran and get caught up in a sing-song.’

‘I love the humour and I love that people in Scotland still care about the things that really matter. I love our mountains, glens and lochs and of course … I love Burns!’

Gerard Butler tells us what he loves about Scotland

If you share Gerard Butler’s love for our national poet, come and visit the humble cottage where Robert Burns was born. Celebrate his legacy by exploring the interactive museum, which houses more than 5,000 Burns artefacts including his handwritten manuscripts.

Explore Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

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