Burns Night

Every year, on the 25th of January, true Scots celebrate Burns night in commemoration of the national Bard's life, 'Robbie' Burns. Some events feature whisky, traditional Scottish food, poetry and dancing.

Being a unique and traditional Scottish celebration, we warmly recommend anyone who visits Edinburgh to take part in the festivity.

 These are the things that The Edinburgh Address recommends to do for Burns night in Edinburgh. 


credit:Ghillie Dhu

Have a Rabbie Burns Experience at the Ghillie Dhu! Enjoy the atmosphere of the Burns Supper, eat Scottish food and drinks, while a Scottish Folk band plays music. Witness the piping of the haggis and listen to Burns poems! After dinner, dance the night away with traditional Ceilidh music!

When? 19th til 28th January, 19:00

Where? Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland St

What? Supper, Recital and Dancing

Price? £44.95

More information: Here



Burns Unbound is a FREE event for all ages. Have fun learning how to Ceilidh dance, enjoy live music and listen to some of Burns poetry. Ideal for families with kids.

When? 21st January, 11:00 - 16:00

Where? National Museum of Scotland

What? Learn, Recital and Dance 

Price? FREE

More information: Here



Supper with Burns is a relaxing and interesting evening event. If you would like to take part of a Burns Supper and being entertained by storytellers, then it's the right event for you. The evening also features clarsach player Katie Harrigan and Daniel Allison’s rendition of Tam O’Shanter.

When? 24th - 25th January, 19:00

Where? 43–45 High Street, Scottish Storytelling Centre

What? Supper, Recital and Music

Price? £25

More information: Here



Red, Red Rose Street is a festival 'celebrating all things Burns'. Taking place in the lively and pretty Rose Street (city centre), people can immerse in the Burns' themed events and activities.

When? 23rd - 28th January

Where? Rose Street

What? Festival, Various activities

Price? Varies

More information: Here







Burns Unbroke is a multi-arts festival that features the work of over 30 visual artists, across eleven galleries, inspired by Burns' life or work. The event will run for almost two months and it offers artist talks, performances, Arran Whisky Masterclass and more!

When? 25th January till 10th March

Where? Summerhall

What? Multi-Arts

Price? Varies

More information: Here




Burns at the close is a great opportunity to celebrate Burns Night in a special way. First enjoy a three-course meal at Wedgwood the Restaurant, followed by a recital of Burns' poems and finally, end the night with a tour of "the uniquely preserved streets and spaces" at The Real Mary King's Close.

When? 26th January, 18:30

Where? The Real Mary King's Close, 2 Warriston's Close, High Street

What? Supper, Recital, Tour and Whisky

Price? £55

More information: Here



Burns Night Ceilidh is a fun way to celebrate for anyone that wants to keep the celebration going and wants a fun evening. During the night you will be dancing while traditional music is played by a Ceilidh band & piper.

When? 26th til 27th January, 20:00

Where? Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street

What? Music and Dancing

Price? £8

More information: Here




Britannia's Burns Supper is a fantastic an unforgettable and luxurious way to celebrate Burns Night. Be welcomed aboard by Britannia's piper, and dine in the State Dining Room. Enjoy a delicious four-course meal that features the best Scottish ingredients, cooked by Chef Mark Alston and served by Britannia's butlers. The night will go on with traditional Scottish music, played by the Britannia's musicians and Whisky Tasting.

The evening will also include a red carpet welcome, drinks and canapé reception and a tour of The Royal Yacht Britannia.

When? 26th til 27th January, 19:00

Where? The Royal Yacht Britannia

What? Canapé Reception, Supper, Recital, Music, Tour and Whisky

Price? £185

More information: Here



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