Burns Night

9 Facts About Scotland's Finest Poet Robert Burns #BurnsNight

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

Come Wednesday it will be time to raise a glass of whisky, dust off your dancing shoes and gorge on er, haggis. The occasion of course, is Burns Night...

Even True Scots Might Struggle With This Cracking Burns Night Quiz

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK

Burns Night is now upon us, but what exactly is Scotland's big day all about? The celebration commemorates the birth of iconic Scottish poet Robert...

Celebrate Burns Night 2015 with a Haggis Manhattan

Michael Stringer | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Stringer

After hours of experimentation with different ingredients and techniques I think I have finally found the perfect recipe which encompasses the true Scottish feel in a glass - this is my Haggis Manhattan!

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Happy Chinese Old Year Deadline Day! Yes, it's the Year Of The Horse - good news for Cameron and Hollande's pub lunch - and we're kicking it off with ...

Best Burns Night Events For Homesick Scots Stranded In London

The Huffington Post UK | Ekin Karasin | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Burns Night is a time to celebrate the life and work of the great poet Robert Burns. It also, incidentally, falls on a Saturday. Any excuse to have a ...

Sara C Nelson

Airport Security Mistakes Haggis For Plastic Explosives

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Scottish poet and novelist has told how he was stopped by airport security who suspected he was carrying plastic explosives. The suspicious pack...

How to Make Burns Night Extra Special This Year

Victoria Ferran | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Burns Night is approaching once more and it's time to raise a glass to Scotland's greatest poet. If you're not usually one to get involved in this annual shindig, the 25th January is the time to don your kilt, get mashing those neeps and tatties and turn your attentions northwards.

Burns Supper Breaks: Scotland's the Obvious Choice

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I'm writing this in the very pub that I first experienced a real Burns supper. As a child, I'd seen the grown-ups drinking copious amounts of whisky, and heard my Dad trying to do justice to the words of Scotland's famous son - but it wasn't until I was 18 (well, a little younger, but let's not go there...) that I heard Robert Burns' words...

Burns Night and Whisky

Matt Chambers | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

This Saturday is Burns Night, an annual festival that celebrates the life and works of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. It has a strong association with whisky.

Why Everyone Should Celebrate Burns Night

Lucy Karsten | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Karsten

At Balliol College, we supposedly celebrated Burns Night because of 'our Scottish ancestry'. In reality, we celebrated Burns Night because of my English tutor, a charming raconteur with a penchant for interesting dinner parties and wistful poetry recitation, who enjoyed to its fullest extent Burns Night's potential to increase his undergraduates whiskey allowance...

Musings from Marylebone High Street

Freya Simms | Posted 31.03.2013 | Home
Freya Simms

The last two weeks in the world of has been pretty full on and I would say surprisingly enjoyable for what can often seem a bleak time of year. The snow has brought out the inner child in many a moaner and the blanket of White.

15 Reasons Why Robert Burns Is The Coolest Poet Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 27.03.2013 | Home

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Burns Night: A Night For Scotland's Liquid Poetry

David Robertson | Posted 27.03.2013 | Home
David Robertson

Burns Night is an occasion for us to not only celebrate the life of our favourite son, Robert Burns, but an opportunity to acknowledge, embrace and enjoy all things Scottish. For me, it can only be one thing: whisky.

Whisky, Dancing & Haggis: It's Burns Night

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK

Happy Birthday Robert Burns! Yes it’s that time of year where we toast Scotland’s national poet with whisky, dancing and er, haggis. Trad...

Anti-Slavery Letter By Robert Burns To Be Published

PA | Posted 26.03.2013 | Home

A series of events will take place across Scotland today to celebrate the birthday of Robert Burns. Traditional Burns Suppers, poetry recitals and ...

'The Best Laid Schemes O' Mice An' Men': Pupils Made To Study Scottish Literature

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students in Scotland will now have to study Scottish Literature as part of the national curriculum, after years of the government allowing teachers to...

Reflections on Burns Night From a Scot Living in London

Martel Maxwell | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Politics
Martel Maxwell

There I was passing a shelf of specially-ordered Burns Night haggises at Waitrose in Canary Wharf when I overheard a woman speaking to her friend. "Any Scottish people I've known have always been really arrogant and loud," she said in an East End London accent. "Yeah. Big drinkers too," her friend nodded, picking up a haggis and eyeing it suspiciously.