Robert Burns

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...

Scunnered by Scot-free British Passport Redesign

Jackie Kemp | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

I'm a proud Scot as well as a Brit, and I fear that when I get my new passport with the Greatest Englishman on every single page, it's going to annoy me every time I look at it. And I'm a 'No' voter.

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!

Burns Supper Breaks: Scotland's the Obvious Choice | 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...

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...

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 ...

Unheard Michael Jackson Album To Be Released... In Scottish Museum

Posted 18.03.2012 | Home

An album of unheard Michael Jackson songs inspired by Robert Burns has been donated to a Scottish museum by the late singer’s friend David Gest. ...

Exploring the Heroic at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Neil Simpson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has recently reopened after a dramatic overhaul lasting several years. Founded in 1889, the Gallery has one of the largest collections of portraits in the world, but is often overlooked. Sitting on Edinburgh's Queen Street, it was formerly a quiet and cosy affair; a poor neighbour to the resplendent classical facades of the Royal Academy and National Gallery.

From Rebellion to Romanticism on Canvas

Neil Simpson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

For Thomas Carlyle, the spiritual father of Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the 'oldest Scottish portrait I can recollect to have seen, of any worth, is that of James IV'. This is, almost, the first portrait that we come across in the first gallery. But before we even begin the journey, we are greeted by an ingenious little curatorial warning in the form of Patrick Grant.

Auld Lang What? Awkward New Year Eve Moment Where No One Knows The Words

PA | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK

Three-quarters of Britons will mime or make up the words to Auld Lang Syne on New Year's Eve, according to a poll. Research discovered that 37% of ...