Top things to do: Burns Night in Scotland
- Mark Higgins
- 23 January 2015
Not settled your plans for Burns Night and have a hankering for whisky and haggis? Look no further
Burns At The Close
Interested in the history behind the bard? The Real Mary King’s Close is offering a one-hour guided tour of Mary King’s Close as part of their Burns At The Close event. The tour includes a nip of whisky or glass of prosecco, readings from Burns and a selection of traditional Scottish delicacies.
25 Jan 2015, The Real Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh
Viking Burns Night at Hemma
Edinburgh café bar Hemma is offering a Burns supper with a twist. The traditional supper of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties will be served to guests dining at a long, Viking-style table. A free dram is also available if you recite a Burns poem for your fellow guests.
25 Jan 2015, Hemma Restaurant, Edinburgh
Summerhall’s Burns Supper
Summerhall are offering a more traditional Burns event, with a small historical background on The Bard being followed by poetry and song recitals. Haggis, Neeps and Tatties will be served with a nip of whisky, followed by an evening of Ceilidh dancing presented by The Auld Alliance (Ceilidh Me Softly) Ceilidh Band.
25 Jan 2015, Summerhall, Edinburgh
Stravaigin Burns Brunch
For those wishing to celebrate Burns at an earlier time of day, Glasgow restaurant Stravaigin is offering a special Burns Brunch from 2pm onwards. Guests will be treated to a day of piping, poetry and a three course brunch menu. The event will be hosted by performance poet Johnny ‘the Caledonian Cowboy’ Gauld.
25 Jan 2015, Stravaigin Restaurant, Glasgow
The Grosvenor – Local Hero Whisky Tasting
If you are seeking to side-step the traditional Burns Supper The Grosvenor Cinema in Ashton Lane are offering a special screening of Bill Forsyth’s much loved 1983 Film Local Hero. The screening will then be followed by a whisky tasting session at Lane Bar, where guests can raise a glass to The Bard.
25 Jan 2015, Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow
Burns Night Special – The Stand
Glasgow’s home of comedy The Stand are offering a special Burns inspired evening. The night, hosted by JoJo Sutherland will feature performances from local comedians John Gillick, Phil Differ and Mikey Adams. Guaranteed laughs at this top Scottish comedy club.
25 Jan 2015, The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow
Eden Court – Haggis, Beasts and Tatties
For a Burns night with a difference, Eden Court CREATIVE is promising a fun-filled event in Inverness. The night will begin with a ‘Haggis Hoedown’, where a team of haggises will be dancing to a pipe band in Falcon Square. The procession will continue in the Eden Court Theatre where guests will be treated to performances inspired by the Beasts of Burns poetry. The evening will finish with live music from the Tattie Band at Eden Court’s Grand Burns Ceilidh.
25 Jan 2015, Eden Court, Inverness