Today marks the birth of the beloved Scottish poet Robert Burns, who is often regarded as the country’s national poet.
At the end of January, Scots get together and celebrate the Auld Lang Syne lyricist – often with a dram and a supper that traditionally consists of Haggis, turnips and potatoes, or neeps and tatties to you and me.
If you’re struggling to find plans for tonight, then have no fear. We, at the Clyde Outside, have constructed a list of what is happening in the Glasgow area.
Night at the Museum – Scotland’s oldest public museum – The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow’s West End is holding an event to celebrate the Scottish poet.
The free to attend event function will start at 7pm and finish at 10pm and it will feature light installations, live performances, a pop-up shop and food and drink. Manuscripts that have been discovered in the last decade will also be featured, as well as archaeology findings.
The University of Glasgow’s research into Robert Burns will also be highlighted. Click here to book a ticket.
Burns Night Special – If you’re interested in comedy, you could celebrate the evening with a night of laughter at The Stand Glasgow.
The Burns Night Special, starts at 8.30pm, will feature Vladimir McTavish and Neil McFarlane and it will cost £6.
Songs of Robert Burns – If music is your thing, you can join Galloway singer, Robyn Stapleton, who will be performing her new album – a collection of classic Burns songs.
Starting at 7.30pm, the event will take place at St Andrews in the Square (Glasgow City Centre) and it will feature supporting artists such as Patsy Reid, Aaron Jones, Alistair Paterson, Signy Jakobsdottir and Innes White.
Tickets for the event, which is being organised by Celtic Connections, are £14.
Burns Night at the Bothy – Can’t be bothered cooking? Book yourself in to the Bothy and enjoy a four course meal, and a dram for £37.95.
The night, which is being hosted by The Caledonian Cowboy, will feature Rabbie Burns’ best known poems, songs and stories.
The event will begin at 7pm, to book a place, visit bothyglasgow.co.uk.