With a new year comes new beginnings and the anniversary of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns. The world over, celebratory Burns’ Suppers are held, reciting Burns’ poetry, especially the Ode to a Haggis!
From traditional ballads and romantic songs to humorous satires and thought-provoking poems, Robert Burns composed some of the world’s most instantly recognisable lines of poetry and song lyrics.
Whether his subject was a man or a mouse (or even a louse), our National Bard had a rare talent for putting himself into others’ shoes and expressing life’s universal emotions. His words have been cherished and passionately recited for the past two centuries. Indeed, it’s because of this great man that we promise, every Hogmanay, to ‘tak a cup o’ kindness’ with our neighbours and go forward into the new year with a sense of belonging and hope for the future.