Burns Night

January 24, 2023

Our January shop window has been inspired by the legendary Scottish bard Robert Burns, born 25th January 1759 in Alloway. Burns, also affectionately known as Rabbie Burns is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.

Each year, communities around the globe with a link to Scotland mark Burns night (Rabbie’s birthday) with songs, Scottish country dancing, poetry and a Burns Supper.

A Burns Supper can be as formal or as informal as you like but haggis, neeps and tatties are generally a must and guests are traditionally expected to take their turn in reciting Burns poems or songs during the evening.

We’re planning a wee family Burns Supper at home on the 15th – cock a leekie soup, haggis with neeps and tatties, clootie dumpling or maybe cranachan (a traditional dessert of oats, cream, whisky and raspberries) and of course a dram of Scotch whisky.

Why not give this clootie dumpling recipe by Nick Nairn a go.

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