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...

Worldwide rendition of Auld Lang Syne

We're thrilled to unveil our worldwide rendition of Auld Lang Syne! Thanks to all who took part - over 1,200 people feature in our finished film to celebrate...

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...

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...

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...