If you are partial to celebrating Burns Night but want to do something a little different this year, we have a list of outdoor places to visit to make your celebrations special.
What is Burns Night?
Burns Night is a celebration of the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns whose birthday falls on 25th January. Scots celebrate the day by having Burns suppers which consist of cullen skink (fish soup) followed by haggis, neeps and tatties. Often the pudding consists of clootie dumpling or cranachan.
Stirling – Castle, Loch Lomond & Whiskey Tour
One of the drinks that Burns enjoyed was a wee dram of whiskey. On this tour into the heart of the Highlands, around Loch Lomond and Glasgow, you will see lots of Scottish heritage and enjoy a dram of whiskey on route. The tour will start from Glasgow and stop at major Scottish landmarks including Stirling Castle, The Trossachs, Rob Roy Country, Balmaha Nature Trail Walk, Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery.
Edinburgh – ‘Burns’ Musical
20th – 21st January
Edinburgh Playhouse has a fantastic play based on the story of Scottish poet Robert Burns with an all female cast (excluding Burns himself). Class songs are featured throughout the play including auld lang syne written by composer and playwright Tish Tindall who features as the Narrator too.
Glasgow – A Wee Walk & A Whiskey (or three)
5pm everyday tours
If you are partial to a tour to discover the history and culture of Glasgow, we have a suggestion for you…Walking Tours In Glasgow have a fantastic 2 hour walking tour experience with premium whiskey tasting guided by a local city guide. The walking tour will take the group around the city, delving into some of the famous figures of Glasgow and what Glasgow has to offer.
Aberdeen – Burns Ceilidh Supper
27th-28th January, 7pm-12am
If you are looking for something active, Ceilidh dances are definitely not one to miss this Burns Night. Aberdeen’s famous venue, The Beach Ballroom has a traditional Burns Supper and Ceilidh with live entertainment from Iron Broo Ceilidh Band and Toastmaster. The night includes traditional food such as haggis, neeps and tatties, followed by sticky toffee pudding and coffee.
Perthshire – Big Burns Bash
28th January, 7pm
A traditional Burns Supper is how many welcome in the celebrations of Burns Night and Kinross Golf Club know exactly how to do this in style. They will be hosting a fun event that includes an address to the haggis, poetry, dancing, a toast to the lassies and a tasty two course meal.
If you are looking for local activities to do during Burns celebrations, why not join our regional Facebook group for Scotland and find out what’s going on near you.