It’s the poetry that matters…

Yes indeed. But why not also enjoy the tradition of celebrating the life and work of Robert Burns with a Burns Night Supper?  Usually held on or around 25 January to mark Burns’ birthday, it is a wonderful way to remember his fantastic legacy, no matter where you are in the world.


There are plenty of places where you can read about Robert Burns, though a good starting point is the ‘official’ Robert Burns website. Here you can find everything you might wish and need to know about the great man, including a full list of his works, and a guide for hosting your very own supper.

Hub and I will be spending our evening on the 25th at one of our favourite Edinburgh restaurants eating a traditional Scottish menu of cullen skink, haggis neaps and tatties, and cranachan. Yum!

It’s a great thing to do on a date night. And in this spirit, here is a verse from one of Burns’ most famous works, A Red, Red Rose:

“Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.”

7 thoughts on “It’s the poetry that matters…

  1. Have a wonderful time!! I’m looking forward to eating Haggis.
    “Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
    Great Chieftan o’ the Puddin-race!
    Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
    Painch, tripe, or thairm:
    Weel are ye wordy of a grace
    As lang’s my arm”
    Robbie Burns

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