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Burns Night Celebrations 2015 – Edinburgh

Published on January 20, 2015 by admin

In order to celebrate the life and work of this great Scot, the Scottish people and Burn’s admirers all over the world gather with relatives and friends for supper as a tribute to his memory.

In Scotland, the gentlemen will take the opportunity to wear their kilt showing their love and pride for not only their famous poet but also for their country. If you are going to a Burns supper you can expect the best of the Scottish food, including the famous haggis. Songs and poems should be sung during the evening. It can also include pipers, live music and ceilidh dancing.


20-27 January
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Tel. +44 (0) 131 556 9579

Festival that includes storytelling, traditional Burns supper, and other interactive activities and events that take their inspiration from Scotland’s great bard. Several events including:

Supper with Burns
Scottish Storytelling Centre
Storytelling Court
21-22 January – from 7pm, £30 per person

A delicious 3-course Scottish dinner hosted by storytellers David Campbell and Linda Bandelier, with Donald Smith and clarsach playerKatie Harrigan.

An Evening with Burns and Gow
Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre
23 January – from 7.30pm, £10 per person

A performance by Euan Drysdale (vocals/guitar/piano) and Alastair Savage (fiddle) a tribute celebrating the works of Burns and Gow. A evening that will combine the traditional and new folk music.

Burns Night

Prestonfield House
Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UT
Tel. +44 (0) 131 225 7800
22 January – from 7pm, £50 per person

Prestonfield is a five-star boutique hotel originally built in 1687 which was once a wealthy rural estate. A beautiful location for the Burns night. Guests will be welcomed by the sound of Prestonfield’s Pipe Major and a complimentary cocktail. The 4-course Scottish dinner will include the traditional haggis, Angus beef and a dram of malt. After dinner, entertainment will start, with one of Edinburgh’s most well-known broadcasters and presenters, Grant Stott, hosting the evening and Willie Hunter will give an insight into the life, times and work of the Bard.

Number One Burns lunch and Whisky tasting

Balmoral Hotel
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh‎
Tel. +44 (0) 131 5576727
23 January – Service from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, £59 per person

A beautiful place to celebrate Burns’ life. A 3-course Scottish lunch paired with wines and a whisky tasting from their Scotch Whisky Ambassador.

Burns Night Supper

The Whiski Rooms
4-7 North Bank Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2LP
Tel. +44 (0) 131 225 7224
25 January – two sittings 5pm and 8.30pm, £35 per person

A fun and traditional Burns Night Supper with bagpipes, speeches, haggis and whisky of course.