Celebrating Burns Night

Who is Robert Burns and why do some people in the United Kingdom celebrate him by eating ‘haggis, neeps and tatties' on January 25th? Want to know more about this tradition, discover the beautiful poetry of Robert Burns or even host a Burns Night of your own? 

We’ve shared some inspiring books and articles below on what has now become a growing international celebration of the Poet’s life or Oidhche na Taigeise (as they say in Scottish Gaelic):


Robert Burns, The Poetry of Robert Burns, Deadtree Publishing (in VLeBooks)

Carswell, Catherine, The Life of Robert Burns, Canongate Books (in VLeBooks)

When is Burns Night, who was Robert Burns, what food should you eat, what is in haggis and is it a bank holiday?” (in International Newsstream)

The Complete Works of Robert Burns” on Project Gutenberg