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Burns Night Celebrations!

Posted: January 17th, 2020 | Posted in: General News

Burn’s Night is a big one for the Scottish calendar – a celebration that combines the best food, drink, poetry and cheer!

The first Burns supper was in July 1801. when some of Burns’ closest friends gathered to mark the fifth anniversary of their friend’s death. Now it’s celebrated on his birthday, 25th January, but what makes Rabbie Burns so special?

Burns was a Bard, famous for writing poems and songs. You probably sang one at New Year – he wrote Auld Lang Syne! Robert Burns’ influence is still around today and stretches around the world! Did you know Bob Dylan’s greatest inspiration was one of Burns’ work (A Red, Red Rose)?!

After 200 years of celebrations, new traditions have been made but there are still some things make Burns Night special…


If there’s no haggis on your plate then you’re not doing it right! And with vegetarian options available that taste just as good, everyone can enjoy a traditional meal!


Good, Scottish whisky is another staple of Burns Night. If you’re not sure which one to go for, have a look at our malt of the month for some inspiration!


The night is not complete without an ode to Robert and a celebration of his work. Toast the bard with “Immortal Memory” or praise the food with “Address to a Haggis”.


What are you doing for Burns Night this year? Now is a great time to book a quintessentially Scottish weekend away to immerse yourself in the country Robert Burns loved so much! If you’re in Wick to celebrate, why not join us for Burns Night? An evening of food, drink and dance is being hosted by Kelly Muffett and Mackays Hotel. It’s all for a good cause, with the night being in aid of Active Kids. Contact us for tickets!

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