Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Edinburgh Events: Rabbie Burns Night


Burns Night is upon us this weekend and once again Edinburgh has some braw events to celebrate Scotland's national bard. Here are our favourite picks of where to celebrate Burns Night in Edinburgh!

♥ The Ghillie Dhu is always a good place for a knees-up so it's no surprise that they're holding a Burns Weekend, with events running from Thursday night to Sunday. There'll be a piper for the haggis, Burns readings, plenty of ceilidh fun and of course, whisky galore.

♥ Steak are holding a Burns menu all day, so no grand ceremony of piping in the haggis, but you can enjoy the food at your leisure and their venison with truffled mash main course sounds delicious.

♥ If you're after a bit more of Burns than the traditional toasts, The Scottish Storytelling Centre are holding a Supper with Burns, promising a three course meal (with haggis of course) and Burns stories, songs and lore, complete with a clarsach* player too.
* Scottish harp

♥ It's not a traditional Burns Night, but Studio 24 are launching their Full Metal Ceilidh night on Saturday 24 January. Instead of a nip of whisky, you'll get a shot of Buckfast and you can expect jigs, reels and Metallica.

♥ The Scotch Malt Whisky Society have a night of music, drama and poetry to go along with their three course Burns supper. And there's nothing like toasting the bard with whisky experts so there'll be some quality drams for you to try.

♥ Hemma's Burns Night is Swedish style, with haggis served at a Viking long table and a free dram if you recite some Burns' poetry. Sounds like messy fun!

♥ If none of this tickles your fancy, there's always the option of going to your local chippy, buying a haggis supper and making your own address to its honest, sonsie and deep-fried face. And we'd recommend listening to this beautiful rendition of A Man's A Man whilst you enjoy your chippy tea.

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