Best time to go to Scotland

Burns Night Celebrations 2019

Scotsmen respect their national poet and commemorate his legacy by cooking his favourite meal on his birthday

Burns Night Celebrations in Scotland - Best Time
Photo by

© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

The 25th of January hails a celebration of the utmost importance for Scotsmen—the birthday of Scottish most famous poet Robert Burns. Traditional elements of the so-called Burns Supper are held all over the country and at every food establishment and by each household is the famed national meal made of sheep's insides called Haggis. It is an obligatory meal during Burns Night, for it was so loved by Burns that he devoted a poem to Haggis. It is served along with neeps and tatties, in other words—turnips and potatoes. The nourishing festive meal is accompanied with poetry reading as well as singing and a few drinks.

Poetry, whisky, and a map with Alloway, poet's birthplace
Poetry, whisky, and a map with Alloway, poet's birthplace
Burns Night Celebrations in Scotland - Best Season
Best time for Burns Night Celebrations in Scotland

Burns Night Celebrations Map & Location

Scotland
Check best times to visit
Scotland