We all know that Burns Night commemorates the life of the bard Robert Burns and his contribution to Scottish culture. Born on January 25, 1759, he is best known for Auld Lang Syne, but the Burns Night Supper takes some beating! Typically made up of Haggis, Needs & Tatties, Scotch whisky, and the recitation of Burns’ poetry, it’s an event not to be missed, especially here in Scotland.
The first Burns supper was held in July 1801 when nine of Burns’ close friends got together to mark the fifth anniversary of their friend’s death. Taking place at Burns Cottage in Alloway, the night included a tasty meal (haggis, of course!), performances of Burns’ work, and a speech in honour of the great bard (now known as the Immortal Memory). The night was such a resounding success, they decided to hold it again (this time in honour of Robbie’s birthday), beginning the tradition we still enjoy to this day.
If you are celebrating Burns Night this year, we can’t supply the whisky, but we can supply the haggis, made to our own traditional recipe. So if you’re looking for haggis with a unique taste, look no further than your local Stuart’s store!