Castle Highlights, Events

16th January 2017

Burns for Beginners

On Wednesday the 25 January people around the world, not just Scotland, will celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns, also commonly known as ‘Rabbie Burns’.

Costumed performer as Rabbie Burns in the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle

Burns Suppers normally consisting of haggis neeps and tatties (turnip and potato) have been part of Scottish Culture for over 200 years. In fact, after Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus, Robert Burns has more statues dedicated to him than any other non-religious figure.

To celebrate this month’s theme of song, music and poetry for the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology we thought we would share a selection of Scottish poems about the castle created by a member of our team.

From Saturday the 21 to Wednesday the 25 January join us for a light-hearted introduction to some of Robert Burns works with our Burns for Beginners event. Crowd participation encouraged!


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