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Hampers for Burns Night
Published on 24/01/2013

This Friday (January 25th) is the annual celebration of Scottish bard, Robert Burns.

Writer of Auld Lang Syne, he is known across the country as Scotland's favourite son and is one of the most renowned poets, so it's only fitting for there to be a celebration, on his birthday, to commemorate his life.

The Burn's Night supper is the most customary way to honour the bard, and a range of traditions have been passed down. Families and friends share food hampers and gather together to eat Scottish delicacies such as haggis, smoked salmon, clootie pudding and a whole lot of cheese to finish.

A theatrical running order of events dictates the evening celebration. First the 'piper' welcomes guests but if you can't play the bagpipes, Scottish music sourced from the internet will do. After this the host warmly addresses attendants then - perhaps the most noteworthy episode - is the special address and toast to the haggis, which along with Burns himself, is the king of the day.

Of course, none of this is complete without plenty of drink to wash the haggis down. Regency Hampers have a wide selection of champagnes and whiskies to toast Robert Burns and his gift to poetry.

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