The Poetry of Robert Burns

Born in Ayrshire in 1759, Robert Burns is Scotland's national bard. Affectionately known as 'the Ploughman Poet', his verses stand as a fitting testament to Scotland's proud literary history. Here's a selection of his greatest works.

Burns Night Events

Here you'll find some of the most exciting events happening all around Scotland for Burns Night, featuring live music and the very best of Scottish culture.

Tae The Bard

Why don't you show us how you're celebrating Burns Night by sharing a picture with #TaeTheBard. We'll be collating all these amazing images right here!

Burns Supper Recipes

The centrepiece of any Burns Night celebration is the traditional Burns supper, where Rabbie's famous verses are expertly matched with Scotland's famous food and drink. Check out these modern twists on classic Scottish dishes.

Ultimate Guide to Burns Night

The first Burns supper was held in 1801 and in the 200+ years since then new traditions have been added but the sentiment remains the same: to pay tribute to our national poet. Learn how to host the perfect Burns supper here.

20 Facts About Robert Burns

The legacy of Robert Burns is incredibly impressive reaching far and wide across the globe and into the consciousness of some of the world's most well-known people. Check out these 20 fascinating facts about our very own Ploughman Bard. 

#TaeTheBard Podcast Series

Tae The Bard is a podcast series dedicated to Robert Burns. This fascinating five-part series is hosted by Dr Pauline Mackay – one of the world’s leading experts on Burns – and features interviews with modern creatives and expert guests.

#TaeTheBard Mural Video

Take a behind the scenes peak at the incredible work of world-renowned lettering artist, Craig Black's Robert Burns mural, which will take pride of place at Glasgow's SWG3 throughout January.

How to hold your own Burns Supper

Good food, good whisky, good cheer and good poetry; there's no experience quite like a Burns Night celebration. Whether you're addressing the haggis or the 'lassies', or you don't know your kilts from your ceilidhs, we've got the guide for you!