Burns title winner praised in parliament

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A PRIMARY school pupil who beat 165,000 others to be crowned Junior Burnsian 2012 has been honoured in a Scottish Parliament motion.

Annie Bowes, a P7 pupil at Dean Park Primary in Balerno, wowed judges at the World Burns Federation national festival with her rendition of Tam o’ Shanter.

Her MSP, Gordon MacDonald, submitted the motion. It congratulates Annie and applauds her school for encouraging youngsters to participate in and learn about Scottish culture.

Mr MacDonald said: “What a fantastic achievement. Tam o’ Shanter is an epic poem.”