Burns' Night- 25 Jan

This is not a holiday that the English celebrate as Robert Burns was a Scottish poet but that doesn’t mean you cannot have your own Burns night.

I have had one with my family. You can go to the local butcher and buy haggis. Scots like to say that haggis is a small Scottish animal with one set of legs shorter than the other so it won’t fall of the mountain. If I tell you what it is you won’t try it so skip onto the next paragraph. Haggis is a sheep heart, liver and lungs, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet and spices which is put into an animal’s stomach. I like it, its tends to be a spicy meat, so those that think the food over here is bland, I think you might like haggis.

They will also have neeps and tatties (Swede and potatoes) with their haggis.

You will see people drink scotch whiskey, eating haggis, tatties and neeps and for dessert Tipsy Laird.

They do say grace, toast the haggis, and read out Burns' poems and toast the lassies.  If you are invited, make sure you go as it will be a good night. I cannot write everything they do so check out this page to get an idea.

Check out this website and hold your own Burns' night. It will be a fun night with good food!