Edinburgh Celebrates Burns Night

The New Year is over yet there is no need to rest. After visitors were blown away by Edinburgh’s world famous end of year celebrations, January 2013 can seem like a lull in excitement as people begin their diets and choose to stay in.

However, those searching for a weekend break and found themselves begrudgingly watching Jools Holland on New Years Eve, can receive an injection of fun to break up this traditionally dreary month. Join in the celebration of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns on the 25th of January..

What goes on?

Visitors are welcome to join recitals of Burn’s poetry amid toasts to the great man. Prepare for a traditional haggis meal presented by bagpipers: the definitive way to celebrate his birthday. Finishing with the melancholic yet warming sing a long of ‘Auld Lang Syne’, this is the definitive Scottish celebration.

Edinburgh’s Burns Parties

There are no shortage of venues which offer visitors the chance to join this popular festival. Each of those below is dedicated to celebrating it to the fullest.

Burns Night at Prestoungrange Gothenburg – The Goth, as it is called by Edinburgh locals, hosts a Family Burns Storytelling Ceilidh with storyteller Tim Porteus. The festivities include dancing, singing, and poetry for the whole family to enjoy.

Burns Night in Edinburgh at The Tass – The Tass, Edinburgh’s beloved Burns pub, hosts Burns suppers from January 23rd to 25th with storytellers David Campbell and Linda Bandelier. Expect to be wowed by their poetry recitations, songs, and stories as you enjoy a traditional dinner


Those searching for comfortable, yet modern surroundings to stay the night will be delighted with B+B Edinburgh’s unique take on 3-star hotel quality. Enjoy a hearty breakfast after your previous evenings celebrations. You can also see breathtaking views of the city from our location, which includes, the not too far away, Edinburgh Castle.