Dressing up or staying close to home, a full ceilidh or a quiet dram: however you like to celebrate Rabbie Burns, we have the event for you. By the end of the dark nights of January, we’ll all deserve a wee party and a bit of poetry – our carousing bard would surely approve. 

Maryculter House

This is surely the most atmospheric setting for a Burns’ Supper in Scotland. The ancient halls of Maryculter House in Aberdeenshire invite you and your auld acquaintances to dine and dance this January to celebrate Burns, and perhaps imagine all the great hoolies held here in the house’s history. Included in your ticket is an arrival cocktail, a four-course supper with a dram and poetry, and then a proper knees-up ceilidh with the Hipflask ceilidh band. 
Tickets £69 

The bard would be Amuse-d

Aberdeen’s fine-dining hot-spot Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish is teaming up with Glenfiddich Whisky to host a Burns Supper to remember on Friday, January 26. Dalgleish will create a special five-course menu featuring the very best local produce, and Glenfiddich’s Whisky Ambassador Mark Thomson will pair each course with a 
tasty dram. 
£120 per person
To book, call 01224 611909

Burns & Beyond, Edinburgh

A wee festival that punches high, Burns & Beyond returns to Edinburgh with a celebration of ‘Luve, Hope and Kindness’ for 2024. Headliners this year are the incredible acoustic and electronic music composer Anna Meredith on the 27th January, and singer-songwriter and Mercury Prize nominee Nadine Shah on the 28th – both performing at the Assembly Rooms.On the 26th enjoy a brilliant collaboration with the National Museum of Scotland for a Museum Late: Big Burns Ceilidh. 
Tickets from £20

Celtic Connections Burns Supper

Celtic Connections contributes so much light and life to dark January every year, it’s no surprise the festival has a cracking night out planned for Burns. The halls of Kelvingrove will be filled with Burns songs, with Fiona Hunter and Sean Gray plus special guests to be announced. Guests will also enjoy a traditional haggis supper followed by cranachan and, of course, a dram of Lochlea whisky too. 
Tickets £56

The Herald:

Wit and whisky at Prestonfield 

Why not celebrate the bard in the opulent surroundings of Prestonfield House? Prestonfield’s annual Burns’ Supper will be raising funds for Prostate Scotland, in an evening of, ‘wit, wine, whisky and wisdom’. After a welcome drink, guests will sit down to a fine traditional three-course dinner and a programme of music, poetry and comedy, with one of Scotland’s favourite funny women, comedienne and author Janey Godley ensuring the lassies are well represented. 
Tickets £85

Links House/The Dalmore 
Robert Burns Weekend 

Go all out this year at handsome Links House in Dornoch, in partnership with The Dalmore whisky. On a two-night luxury break guests will stay in sumptuous suites, and enjoy an evening of cocktails, canapes and a six course Burns Supper led by Craig Swindell – The Dalmore Global Specialist Nose, with poetry and live music a plenty. Other treats in store include a ‘Haggis hunt’ at the Highland Shooting Centre and a whisky tasting experience at the Carnegie Whisky Cellars.
£1759, based on double occupancy


Spend Burns’ Night on The Royal Mile with a five-course feast at Luckenbooths. Enjoy a dram or a glass of fizz while the piper plays, then sit down to Arbroath Smokie Cullen Skink; haggis (properly addressed of course); steak with gratin and whisky sauce, and honey and whisky cranachan. A real feast, at a very fair price and all taking place on January 25 and 26.
£45 per person

Burns’ Nicht at Hame

Staying in? Let Woodmill Game in Fife stock your fridge. In their ultimate Burns Box you’ll find a traditional pork and beef haggis with a homemade whisky sauce, as well as venison and haggis sausages, a wild venison cottage pie and plenty more besides. Pair this with a dram of Burns Malt from Isle of Arran Distillers – produced over the water from Burns’ Ayrshire birthplace. A light and fresh malt with notes of citrus, it’s the perfect match for haggis.
Burns Box, £67.50, woodmillgame.co.uk
Arran whisky, £30.95, masterofmalt.com

Ondine plus/Tom Brown

Kicking off a year of guest chef appearances, Edinburgh’s top seafood restaurant Ondine Oyster & Grill will welcome celebrity chef Tom Brown to the pass for a one night Burns’ Night spectacular. Tom Brown rose to prominence as head chef of Outlaw’s at The Capital and as a finalist on Great British Menu 2017. Today he runs his own Michelin-starred restaurant, Cornerstone in London. He is joined by chef-patron Roy Brett for one night only. The menu is still under wraps so keep an eye on the website for tickets. 

Tales of the Pioneer Spirit – Hawksmoor/Berry Bros. Burns’ Night Dinner

A very special evening for whisky lovers is planned this year in Hawksmoor’s iconic private dining space, The Telling Room. Over a spectacular four-course feast, guests will have a chance to try the one-off bottlings in Berry Bros.’ ‘Collective #1: The Pioneers’, This collection celebrates 10 distilleries that are pioneers of sustainability, all with incredible stories to tell and which will be shared on the night. Slàinte mhath!
Tickets £75, eventbrite.com