Burns Supper
Each January the South Bay Scottish Society hosts a traditional Burns Supper, carrying on the tradition started in Scotland to honor the birthday of Scotland's immortal bard.  The typical evening includes the piping in and toast to the haggis, the traditional toast to Robert Burns, Burns songs and poetry, special and spirited Toasts to the Lads and the Lassies, singing, ceilidh ("kay-lee") dancing, and other surprises.

Pictures from past Burns Suppers can been seen on the Gallery page.

About Rabbie

Robert Burns was born on January 25, 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire, Ayrshire in Scotland and died on July 21, 1796. Though his life was short, his impact on poetry and his beloved Scotland are felt to this day, so it is not surprising that people continue to celebrate his life and work over two hundred years after his death.

The first recorded Burns supper was in 1801 in Alloway, Ayrshire when a group of his friends gathered, not in January but in July to mark the fifth anniversary of his death. Many of the traditions observed at today's Burns Suppers were established on that first gathering. Including serving haggis as the main course and whisky with which to mark the many toasts. It is only right and proper that the haggis be addressed at the beginning of the meal, as it was that first meal, for Robbie himself provided the perfect tribute in his poem, "Address to a Haggis".

Each January the South Bay Scottish Society hosts a traditional Burns Supper, carrying on the tradition started in Scotland to honor the birthday of Scotland's immortal bard. The typical evening includes the piping in and toast to the haggis, the traditional toast to Robert Burns, Burns songs and poetry, special and spirited Toasts to the Lads and the Lassies, singing, ceilidh ("kay-lee") dancing, and other surprises.


Robert Burns Links
Burns Country - The Official Robert Burns Site
Robert Burns - Wikipedia
The statue of Robert Burns in Dumfries, where Burns spent the latter part of his life.
The Cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire where Robert Burns was born. Today, it is preserved as a historic landmark.