City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Burns Night


New Festival Will Celebrate Robert Burns in Words and Music

Free music, spoken word and comedy, inspired by Robert Burns, is coming to one of Edinburgh’s best known New Town streets with the inaugural "Red, Red Rose Street Festival".

Burns Night in Edinburgh

Robert Burns (cutout)

Various Burns Suppers, ceilidhs and similar celebrations take place around the city to celebrate the birth date of Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns (1759-96).

Burns Night Ceilidh

Two weekend Burns dances in the ceilidh series, with caller Ken Gourlay, the Flaming Heather ceilidh band and a piper.

Burns Night at Wedgwood the Restaurant

Wedgwood the Restaurant - chic, contemporary design and decor

Chef Patron Paul Wedgwood first opened his eponymous restaurant in 2008, in partnership with his wife Lisa.

A Celebration of the Bard: Burnsfest at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Supper with Burns at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Celebrated annually on Robert Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Burns Night gathers Scots around the world to pay tribute to the great poet’s life and works, and to Scottish culture.

An Evening with Rabbie Burns

A traditional evening with a twist! Comas is fundraising yet again, this time whilst celebrating our glorious national poet, Robert Burns.

Mini Veggie Haggis Recipe

Mini veggie haggis

There are many variations on Scotland's national dish, the haggis.

Burnsfest: A Feast of Spoken Word, Music, Supper, Debate and Art

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The Scottish Storytelling Centre continues its tradition of spreading the Burns love with Burnsfest, ensuring everyone can access Robert Burns.

Immortal Memory

A gothic, theatrical Burns Night, with a live ceilidh, in aid of the Grassmarket Community Project and the Sustainable Communities Development Project.

Video: Salmond Launches Scottish Independence Referendum Consultation

First Minister Alex Salmond uses the birthday of Robert Burns to launch the consultation document on the referendum, to be held in autumn 2014, on whether Scotland should be an independent country.