Burns Night

Where: Countrywide but especially in Scotland
When: 25th January
Time: Times vary


Burns Night is the commemoration of the Scottish bard Robert Burns whose birthday falls upon this day; celebrations take place all over the world but are naturally particularly popular in Scotland. Formal Burns Suppers are often held with recitations of Burns’ Selkirk  Grace and other verse, the “piping in” of the haggis with bagpipes and often a ceilidh to follow. The traditional food for this is haggis and neeps (turnips or swede to us Sassenachs).

Helpful Hints

Vegetarian haggis is widely available.

Click here for more on Burns: http://www.robertburns.org