The Robbie Burns Supper: A Celebration of Scottish Culture
A Robbie Burns Supper is a cherished Scottish tradition that pays homage to the life and poetry of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard. Typically held on or around January 25th, the poet’s birthday, this lively event brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate Scottish heritage, literature, and culinary delights.
Our flight of whisky for this night is exclusively selected from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) and is paired with Scottish-influenced cuisine prepared by local chefs.
The Selkirk Grace
Some hae meat an canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
And sae let the Lord be thankit.
The Address to the Haggis
Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
The groaning trencher there ye fill,
His knife see rustic Labour dicht,
Then, horn for horn, they stretch an strive:
Is there that ower his French ragout,
Poor devil! see him ower his trash,
But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
Ye Pow’rs, wha mak mankind your care,
Good luck to you and your honest, plump face,
The overloaded platter there you fill,
His knife he wipes with rustic labour,
Then, spoon for spoon, they eagerly eat:
Is it possible that anyone, over his French “ragout”,
Poor devil! Just look at him eating his trash,
But consider the Rustic, haggis-fed,
You powers, that make mankind your care,
The Toast to the Lassies
The Reply to the Toast to the Lassies
The Immortal Memory
Auld Lang Syne
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup!
We twa hae run about the braes,
We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
We two have run about the slopes,
We two have paddled in the stream,
And there’s a hand my trusty friend!