If Burns were alive today, he’d likely approve of a week-long feast of eating, drinking and dancing that is going on in the Forres area this week, and he’d probably be present at all of them.
However, he died in 1796, so he definitely won’t be, but 227 years later his memory is still being celebrated as much as ever, and there are at least ten events in the Forres area that epitomise the archetypal Scottish celebration.
Burns Nights (and a Burns Day) are being held at various venues in the town and surrounding villages of Findhorn, Rafford, Kinloss, Dallas and Dunphail, from 21 to 28 January.
It’s as Scottish as you can get – the food, the music and the language. Haggis will ALWAYS be on the menu, and for those that don’t like it, many are offering alternative dishes,including vegetarian options, and of course, there will be drams.
It’s a popular event, and some of these local events are probably already sold out. See the listings below and enjoy the chieftain o’ the pudding race.