Poetry, haggis, whisky and friendship is the perfect blend for a Burns Night supper in honour or Scotland’s best-loved poet. Robert Burns, Scotland’s uncrowned king of poetry, is revered for his outspoken rhetoric, for giving a voice to liberalism and socialism but he was also a romantic and much of his work has been inspired by his Highland lasses!
In this celebration we share with you a tradition that was born in 1801 and has continued up to the present day. Burns’ verse, songs and literature continues to inspire and delight. In 2009 he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by the Scottish television channel, STV.
Clan Hunter Burns Night Celebration Video
This special post has been compiled for you by contributions from our Hunter diaspora worldwide: Tom Hunter, Clan Hunter president for Canada recites ‘A Man for a’ that’; Bryan Hunter, Clan Hunter president for U.S.A. recites the ‘Address to the Haggis’, Madam Pauline Hunter, Clan Chief closes the evening with a toast; Lucy J. Hunter-Weston, Sciptor Venator welcomes you to the celebration; Christian Hunter plays the pipes for the introduction and closes the post; Martin Beer has compiled the post with his genius for FB tech; and Janet Martin, our very own Hunterston Castle tour guide has taken the backdrop of the Castle.
We very much hope that you will enjoy a special evening with a poem or two of Robert Burns, haggis neeps and tatties and a wee dram to keep them company! Rest assured we join you with a toast!