Burns Night

January 25th marks the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. Find out about his life and poetry, the Burns supper, and this year’s festivities.

Winter Festival Events

Scotland plays host to an impressive list of events and festivals during the winter months. The Scotland’s Winter Festivals programme, delivered in...

Burns Supper

Enjoy Burns Night with a mix of traditional, vegetarian and modern twists on classic Scottish dishes. Sample Scotland's natural larder and embrace...

Robert Burns App

Enjoy your Burns Supper on January 25 with this free iPhone and Android app from Scotland.org, offering you more than 550 poems and love songs complete with a...

The Ultimate Burns Guide

Around the world tributes to Robert Burns are held through the ritual of the Burns Supper. Originally started a few years after his death by a group of his...

The poetry of Robert Burns

Robert Burns is Scotland's national poet. Born in Ayrshire in 1759, his poetry has survived as testament to the proud literary heritage of Scotland. Here...

Think you know about Robert Burns?

From Coca Cola to Chinese WW2 resistance fighters, Robert Burns' works have a truly global reach. Here are 20 things you probably never knew about Scotland's...

Name that Burns

These pictures represent the main themes or imagery found in some of Robert Burns songs and poems. Can you guess which piece of Burns work each set of images...

Burns audio quiz

Can you tell your Auld Lang Syne from To a Mouse? Press play on the player below and match the audio clips with the correct poem...

Address to a Haggis

Address to a Haggis is one of Robert Burns' most famous and regularly performed poems. Here, the first two lines are translated into 25 global languages...

Robert Burns Events

A range of events across Scotland celebrating Burn's night...