Burns Night…….

January 25th 

The Birthday of Robert “Rabbie” Burns.  Born in Ayrshire Scotland in 1759 he became know variously as the Ploughman Poet, The Bard of Ayrshire and proclaimed by many as the Poet of Scotland.  Always close to his country life heritage much of his work reflected the love of nature and country life.  A short life as Burns died in 1796 but a life packed with literary achievements, achievements still recognised today with lines such as…

Love is like a Red, Red Rose

and of course the words everyone knows…. Auld Lang Syne. 

(Burns Birthplace and the Burns Memorial Garden, Alloway, Ayrshire)

Rabbie Burns Life is celebrated tonight, the 25th of January known also as Burns Night, not just in Scotland but in Scottish communities far across the World. Celebrations that often centred around a Burns Night Supper…. with of course Haggis, tatties and neaps.

So I lift a glass, a wee dram to all my Scottish friends far and wide….

Burns Dram

Amang the trees, where humming bees,
At buds and flowers were hinging,

R. Burns

25th January

(C) David Oakes 2020

4 thoughts on “Burns Night…….

  1. slainte mhath, love the dram picture, I happen to know that your whisky is a Singleton of Dufftown – Spey Cascade 🙂 a distillery only a few miles away lol

    “The richness of Spey Cascade’s fruit and hint of spice sinks comfortably into the smooth, sweet texture of melting chocolate truffle.” apparently

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