Burns night is nearly upon us!
Celebrated annually on Robert Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Burns Night gathers Scots and Scots-at-heart around the world to pay tribute to the great poet’s life and works. There will be haggis eating, ceilidh dancing, songs, poetry and more, but most importantly – good company and loads of fun.
Whatever way you want to celebrate Burns Night, Perth can cater for all! With several organised Burns nights happening in Perth and also some great local butchers where you can pick up a fantastic Haggis to cook yourself. We are sure you can find your own way to pay tribute to the great Scottish poet!
To get the ball rolling we have been on the hunt to find the best ways to celebrate Burns night in the Fair City.
Without further ado, here are the 6 top ways to celebrate Burns Night in Perth this year.
1) Explore The Riverside Night Lights ‘Burns Theme’
When: Jan 26 – Jan 27 from 17:00
Where: Norie-Miller Walk, Perth, PH2 7TR
On Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January, Perth will celebrate the contribution Robert Burns has made to Scottish culture, with live entertainment and fun with a Scottish twist as part of the Riverside Light Nights. On Saturday 26 there will also be a themed parade starting in Perth city centre, and heading over the bridge to bring participants to Norie Miller Park. There will be a parade on Saturday 26th Jan starting in the City Centre at 17:00. There is no parade on Sunday 27th Jan. Please note that there may be pyrotechnics at these events.
2) Indulge in a Wine Dinner at the Dunkled House Hotel
When: Friday 25th January
Where: Dunkeld House Hotel, Blairgowrie Rd, Dunkeld PH8 0HX
Enjoy an exclusive evening of fine food and wine to celebrate Scotland’s bard. Join us on Friday 25th January 2019 from 7.30pm.
Join Dunkeld House Hotel for an evening with Matthew Clark, who will talk you through some of their fine wines. Book your place now and enjoy a 5 course menu created by our chef to compliment the wines.
2) Stay over at the Salutation Hotel
When: Sunday 27th January
Where: Salutation hotel 34 South Street, Perth, PH2 8PH
Planning on visiting the Riverside Light Nights? It’s set to be a big event this year with the ‘Red Hot Chilli Pipers’ playing as part of the special Burns Night celebrations on Sunday 27th January at Norie Miller Park. Enjoy the night from start to finish by booking our Sunday Night Saver from only £27.50 per person including full Scottish breakfast. Then after the live show head back to the Salutation and enjoy a delicious bar meal as our food is served from 12 till 9pm. Call now to book our fantastic Sunday Saver. 01738 630066
3) Celebrate With The Perth Burns Club
When: Saturday, January 27, 2017, 18:30 for 19:00
Where: Salutation Hotel, 30-34 South St, Perth PH2 8PH
The club’s Annual Dinner, widely recognised as being one of the country’s leading Burns Nights and also one of Perth’s foremost social occasions, will be held in the Salutation Hotel, for the 40th consecutive year on Saturday, on the 27th January from 6.30pm for 7pm. The Immortal Memory is to be proposed by Donald Paton, Donald is current President of The Burns Club of Vancouver and also Honorary Life President of The Perth Burns Club. The Toast to The Lasses will be proposed by Councillor Willie Wilson, the Depute Provost of Perth & Kinross. The Reply from the Lasses will be given by former Councillor Joan McEwen.
The entertainment will be of the accustomed high standard. Further details are provided on the club’s website.
Dress for the function is optional but the wearing of formal or Highland dress is encouraged. The ticket price is £27 for Club members and their spouses and £32 for non-members.
There is no limit to the number of guest tickets allowed but, as recent dinners have seen high attendances and numbers are limited to 175, early booking is advised. Although dress for the function is optional, the wearing of evening or Highland dress is strongly encouraged. Any special seating or dietary requests should be mentioned on the reply form. Please note that we cannot offer refunds for bookings cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the Dinner unless the places can be filled from a waiting list.
4) Enjoy a tipple or two at Brewdog Perth!
When: Friday, January 25, 2019 at 12 PM – 11:59 PM
Where: BrewDog Perth 62/64 George Street, PH1 5JL Perth, Perth and Kinross
Join us for Burns Night and celebrate like the Scots!
We’ll have Scottish beer, music and whisky! Plus our ever popular veggie haggis pizza returns! And we’ll be giving anyone who sports a kilt a pint on us!
5) Dance the Night Away at the Strathardle Inn
When: Friday, January 25, 2019, at 7 PM – 11 PM
Where: The Strathardle Inn, Kirkmichael, nr Blairgowrie, PH10 7NS Perth And Kinross, United Kingdom
Join us on Friday 25th January for a traditional Burns Supper with customary addresses, toasts and poetry followed by evening entertainment of Disco and Ceilidh from Bruce Entertainments. Burns Supper:Cullen Skink, Chicken Liver Pate or Potato & Leek Soup (v) Haggis, Needs or Tatties with whisky Sauce or Vegetarian on request Clootie Pudding or Cranachan £15 per person, booking required for meal only. Evening entertainment is open to all. We look forward to seeing you all there.
6) Tuck into a Burns Supper at the Crieff Hydro
When: Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7 PM – 11 PM
Where: Crieff Hydro Ferntower Road Crieff, PH7 3LQ Crieff
Celebrate Burns Night the traditional way – with lots of friends and plenty to eat and drink! This year, our Burns Supper cost £45 a head and includes all of this:- Piped entrance – Scottish Gin cocktail on arrival – Address to the Haggis – 4-course meal with 3 whisky pairings To book call 01764 655 555 or send us a message on Facebook.
7) Show your support at the Perthshire Rugby Burns Night
When: January 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: Loft Nightclub Pert h145-151 South Street, PH2 8N Perth, Perth and Kinross
Perthshire Rugby Burns’ Night returns to the Loft on Saturday 26th January. This is a whole club social event and everyone, (members, players, supporters age 18+ from all sections) is welcome. Itinerary: Arrive in That Bar from 6pm Piped in at 7pm. Traditional 3 course meal. Speeches and recitals from members & players across the rugby club membership. Price is £25 each payable on the night. To secure your places or offer a contribution to the night, please email our club captain, Ewan. email@example.com See you there!
8) Enjoy a Delicious Traditional Meal from Locally Sourced Suppliers
Simon Howie haggis and puddings are made from their own traditional recipe by their team of award-winning chefs and butchers. They pride themselves on only using the finest ingredients when producing their delicious range of haggis and puddings.
As well as being Scotland’s national dish commonly eaten to celebrate Burns night in January, haggis is a hugely versatile ingredient which can be enjoyed year round.
Who would have thought you could get such a selection of haggis. Howies supply: The Original Haggis, The Wee Haggis, Sliced Haggis, Cheiftan Haggis.
Find out more on their website
DG Linday Butchers 15 North Methven Street, Perth PH1 5PN
Provender Brown Delicatessen 23 George St, Perth PH1 5JY
A delight not to be missed, Provender Brown has won a number of prestigious national awards reflecting the range of produce, excellent customer service and general “deli attitude”.
PS: Don’t forget to bring your Perth Gift Card with you, as these businesses (plus many other brilliant independent businesses) accept the gift card!