24 January 2022
After the excitement of Christmas, January can seem rather dull and quiet. Burns Night however on the 25th serves up the perfect opportunity to enjoy some fun and warmth wherever you are, from a dram of whisky and a spot of food with friends, to a reading of one of his poems.
Robert Burns was born in the Ayrshire village of Alloway, in 1759, to tenant farmers William Burnes and Agnes Braun. Life on the farm was tough, but Burns’ education allowed him to explore his creative side, writing poetry and songs. Much of his work reflected life around him and his interests, including nature. With success in his late 20s, his work was soon revered throughout the country.
Still considered one of Scotland’s greatest creative exports today, it’s no wonder we celebrate Burns Night over 200 years after he died. But it’s more important than ever to consider our impact on our planet and climate, from how we shop and travel, to how we eat. If you’re planning a celebration of your own, there are lots of ways to celebrate Burns Night sustainably:
Impress your friends at your Burns gathering with some interesting facts about the Bard.
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