Robbie Burns Evening


Robbie Burns Evening

Robbie Burns Day, the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The Willy Wally celebrated the day in true style with a haggis dinner served in the traditional manner, some wee drams of scotch whiskey, and all things Scottish.

Bagpipes were playing, kilts and sporrans were worn. A great day to be Scottish.

The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death. Today, the day – otherwise known as Robert Burns Day – has become popular around the UK.

His most recognised works include Auld Lang Syne, often sung at Hogmanay or New Year’s Eve, and Scots Wha Hae, which became an unofficial Scottish national anthem.