Big Burns Supper 2014

09 May 2014

Celebrate the birth of Scotland’s most famous poet in style at the Big Burns Supper in Dumfries. This festival in the scenic town of Dumfries is a celebration of Scottish art, comedy, music and most importantly, the work of the national bard himself. Unlike traditional Burns Night events, the Big Burns Supper is a modern celebration of Robert Burns and today’s Scottish culture. 

The three day festival which runs from the 24th – 26th of January, will feature music from Buika and Dick Gaughan as well as comedy performances from the famous Scottish comic, Fred MacAulay. It wouldn’t be Burns Night without a wee dram and if you’d like to discover why Scotch Whiskey is renowned worldwide, look out for the Whisky for Dafties event. This whiskey tasting experience will teach you everything you need to know about whiskey and you can test your knowledge by sampling six malt whiskeys afterwards. 

If you’re with young kids they’ll love Hamish the Haggis’s Burns Supper! At this energetic children’s show, the whole family can sign-along with Hamish and join in the fun. There’s even a special mini Burns Supper for all of the children who take part. On the 25th, why not treat your children to the Kid’s Roller Disco? At the event, kids of all ages have the chance to dance away to disco music and show-off their skating talents.

Burns Night 2014 wouldn’t be compete without a Burns Supper! Choose between the highly entertaining yet, slightly risqué Le Haggis Burlesque Burns Supper or the 10 Minute Burns Supper where the best of Burns Night is condensed into 10 minutes.

You don’t have to be an expert in Scottish literature to enjoy the event, last year over 20,000 turned up to enjoy the festival’s atmosphere and discover some of Scotland’s finest musicians, actors, comics and artists. This year’s event is expected to be even bigger than last year’s, festival director Graham Main has said that “Big Burns Supper 2014 will be the biggest yet and we look forward to welcoming people from all over Scotland, Britain and the world.”

Dumfries is the ideal setting for your Burns Night 2014. When you visit this historic town, it’ll be easy to see why Robert Burns fell in love with this location and chose it as his final resting place. After the Burns Night festivities, take some time to find out more about the life and work of Robert Burns at the Burns House in which Burns spent the last few years of his fascinating life. Today the house has been restored to its former glory and acts as a museum for Scotland’s national bard. Alternatively, at the Robert Burns Centre there’s fun, interactive activities for the children and exhibitions with Burns’ manuscripts and belongings for adults to see. There’s also painting from local artists and an award winning restaurant that’s ideal for long lunches or relaxing dinners.

Don’t miss this fantastic celebrations of Robert Burns and Scottish Culture. To start planning your Burns Night 2014, visit our range of holiday homes and holiday cottages available to rent in Dumfries and Galloway today.