Burns Night


Are you planning a last minute Burns Supper to celebrate Burns Night tomorrow? We've collected some information to help you celebrate in style...

Why do we celebrate Burns night?

Robert Burns is a renowned Scottish poet and lyricist, best known for "Auld Lang Syne". Although raised from humble beginnings, Burns is strongly associated with the beginning of the Romantic movement and is the most notable poet to have written in the Scots dialect. His patriotic song "Scots Wha Hae" was even regarded as the unofficial anthem for Scotland for many years. He was born on the 25th of January 1759 and it is, therefore, the 25th of January that we choose every year to celebrate his life and work. 


Try these ideas to make the best of your Burns Night: 

  • Follow this recipe to dine on delicious haggis, neeps and tatties and feel like a true Scotsman! 
  • Add some Burns poetry and the fantastic "Auld Lang Syne" to make your night more traditional:

Selkirk Grace

Address to a Haggis

Auld Lang Syne


Or if you'd like a more relaxed way to celebrate:

Why not pop into our cafe at the Drumnadrochit Hotel for haggis, neeps and tatties at lunch time OR the Loch Ness Country House Hotel for a haggis taster course with dinner.

Plus you could always wash it down with a delicious beer from the Loch Ness Brewery - Sláinte mhaith! 

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