Burns Night

What day of the year combines haggis, whisky and poetry with lots of fun and laughter? Burns Night of course!

Prestonfield House featuring light projections celebrating Robert Burns

A Handy Guide to Burns Night

Planning to celebrate Burns Night in style? Here is everything you need to know.

Burns Supper

What is a Burns supper?

Held throughout the world on Burns Night (or on an evening close to it) a traditional Burns supper is an evening event that celebrates Robert Burns’ life and work.

Burns Supper table display at Prestonfield House

Join a Burns Supper

Many restaurants across Scotland host formal Burns suppers or you could join a Burns club near you to enjoy events throughout the year, as well as the annual Burns supper. The Robert Burns World Federation lists more than 250 Burns clubs worldwide.

Check out our Burns Night 2023 events guide

Burns celebrations at Prestonfield House

Burns Night Party Ideas

Hold a quiz, play an epic Scottish Spotify playlist, add a ceilidh, include a treasure hunt – we don’t think Robert Burns would mind you making his birthday your own, as long as you’re having fun!

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