Raise a Wee Dram of Whisky to the Bard of Scotland

A reason to celebrate on January 25.

Scotland’s most celebrated national poet, Robert Burns, was born on January 25 in 1759 in Alloway, near Ayr. His birth date is now known as Burns Night. It is an evening celebration of his poetry and song. The dinner features Haggis, maybe some smoked salmon, and other Scottish dishes. And, of course, it means toasting the Bard and singing one of his most famous songs, “Auld Lang Syne”.

Mr. Burns wrote poems and songs up until the time of his death at age 37. One of his most well-known songs is “Highland Mary”, which he composed in 1792. It was dedicated to Mary Campbell, with whom he had a romance in the 1780s.

Ridgway Pottery Plaque featuring Highland Mary

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