Burns Night celebrations in Ayrshire
19 January 2018
Each year on the 25th January, Scots come together to celebrate Burns Night – a series of festivities to commemorate the life and works of renowned Scottish poet, Robert Burns.
Burns Night celebrations range from informal gatherings to extravagant events, and there’s no better place to spend Burns Night than the birthplace of the poet himself.
Here’s some of the best Burns Night celebrations taking place near Brunston this January.
The Burns Supper | Thursday 25th January
If you fancy celebrating the Bard’s birthday in style, why not head to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum for an evening of traditional piper music and delicious food followed by toasts, recitations and speeches? The Burns Supper at Burns Cottage promises to be an exclusive and unforgettable fundraising event.
Haggis Hoolie | Friday 26th January
The Haggis Hoolie will also be held at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and will be a more informal nod to a Burns Supper. Expect plenty of tasty traditional food, live music from The Borland Ceilidh Band and other talented local acts, and the opportunity to dance the night away with your loved ones!
Burns Alicht | Saturday 27th January
Witness the landmarks of the celebrated poet’s birth come alive in this unique walking tour. Burns Alicht features a series of enchanting illuminations with a few surprises along the way. The tour begins at Burns Cottage and concludes at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Gardens with the burning of John Barleycorn to the sound of tribal drums.
Burns Big Birthday Bash | Sunday 28th January
Head down to Burns Cottage for a fun-filled day of celebrations at the Burns Big Birthday Bash. Take part in the famous World Haggis Hurling Competition and enjoy performances from Alloway Performing Arts, Sophie Oliver School of Dance, and the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra.
For more information on Burns Night celebrations and booking tickets to local events, please get in touch with the Brunston team who will be happy to help.