Burn’s Night in the Glen

It’s almost Burns Night! #Scotspirit #Robertburns #Scotland

Adventures in the Mother Country

Robert Burns, Scottish poet Robert Burns also known as Rabbie Burns

Scottish folks love tradition, they love poetry and they love a party. All of these come together in the uniquely Scottish custom of Robert Burn’s Night, which is a celebration of the national bard’s life and works entwined in a supper. I attended my first Burns Supper at our glen local, The Barn Bar and learned just how much Burns is a Scottish institution. Burns is well known as a pioneer of the Romantic Movement. But he has became something of a cult figure to the Scots and its diaspora for more than just his poetry. His politics influence liberal and socialist philosophies around the world up to today- in fact, now more than ever as pride in Scottish identity surges on the year of the Independence vote.

The first Burns Suppers were held by his friends after his death at the end of the 18th century- first in…

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