“Some hae meat and canna eat; And some wad eat that want it:
But we hae meat and we can eat And sae the Lord be thankit.”
Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Ayrshire on the 25th of January, 1759. Every year on or around the 25th January, the world celebrates the life and works of the most famous of all Scottish poets, Robert Burns. The Burns Supper is an institution of Scottish life, a night to celebrate the life and genius of the national Bard. Suppers can be everything from an informal gathering of friends to a huge, formal dinner full of pomp and circumstance. This running order covers all the key elements you need to plan and structure a Burns Supper that suits your intentions. It is traditional to have a piper play at a Burns Night supper where a piper plays for the guests and welcomes them on arrival.