Tonight is Burns Night and we want to help you celebrate Burns Supper in style.
As the Scots of Vienna (and the Scottish at heart) prepare for a traditional supper tonight to celebrate the famous bard’s life and work, we’ve got any last minute supplies and treats if you find yourself short.
We’ve got haggis and Scoth pies, Irn Bru, whiskys galore and a host of other specialties.
And if you can deliver the lines: “Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o’ the pudding-race! Aboon them a’ yet tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye wordy o’a grace As lang’s me arm.” in an authentic brogue we’ve got a free Tunnock’s Caramel for you!
Here’s some quick facts to ready you for tonight’s Burns quiz:
- Born in Alloway in the year 1759
- Original name was Robert Burness
- Married to Jean Armour
- Fathered 12 kids
- Died in 1796
- Oldest existing statue at Camperdown, Australia
- Inspired, The Catcher in the Rye
- Was exhumed in 1815 to be laid in a mausoleum in Dumfries
A fond kiss, and then we sever;
A farewell, and then forever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I’ll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I’ll wage thee.
“Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae cheerfu’ twinkle lights me;
Dark despair around benights me.