To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns we produced a major exhibition and accompanying publication featuring a series of portraits of Scots and adopted Scots prominent in their field. Each sitter was asked to produce a small body of text, a response to a Burns quote communicating their own view of the relevance of Burns today. This unique, innovative photographic project aimed to heighten awareness and appreciation of Robert Burns whilst showcasing the talents of some of today’s most noteworthy Scots. The blend of considered responses from the sitters and the use of contemporary portraiture produces a body of work that is interesting, informative, engaging, amusing and thought provoking. It opened at the Scottish Parliament on Burns night and was exhibited extensively in Scotland including at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh for several months before then travelling to New York, Chicago, Brussels and Sydney clocking up over 500,000 visitors. The sitters include Alan Cumming, The Proiclaimers, Brian Cox, Ian Rankin, Peter Capaldi, Eddie Reader, Edwin Morgan, Peter Howson, Denise Mina, Tom Kitchin and Janice Galloway. An accompanying publication designed by the Leith Agency is avaialable for purchase.

To purchase a printed copy of the book signed by the photographers please contact us using the form here and we will send you details on how to pay using .

Prices are: £12.50 for an unsigned copy (very limited supply) and £22.50 for a signed copy, prices include packing & shipping to mainland UK.

There is also a full colour ebook featuring Brian CoxAlan Cumming,Ashley Jensen and Jackie Kay recorded reading their chosen poems. To purchase a purchase a copy of the ebook for £2.99 click here




Alan Cumming - actor and Broadway sensation



 Janice Galloway - novelist



 Edwin Morgan - poet


The Proclaimers - musicians



Eddi Reader - musician, singer & songwriter



Neil Gillon - Ayrshire farmer



Christopher Brookmyre - novelist



Hardeep Singh Kohli - author & broadcaster



Peter Capaldi - actor


Ashley Jensen - actress


Rt Hon Alex Salmond MP MSP - First Minister of Scotland



Denise Mina - novelist



Sir Malcolm MacGregor - Clan Chief



Peter Howson - artist 


Prof Janice Kirkpatrick - designer, curator & writer



Andrew O'Hagan - novelist



Alexander Stoddart - Sculptor in Ordinary to The Queen in Scotland



Walter Nimmo - entrepreneur, musician


'as others see us' supported by

​broad daylight • The Scottish Government • The American-Scottish Foundation
Pop International Galleries • Creative Scotland • Walkers Shortbread
Deloitte • Linn Products • The Burns Society of New York • The Leith Agency
Holyrood Magazine • Margaret H Duffy • Professor Walter Nimmo
Tommy Dreelan • The Balvenie • Bowens • Hasselblad