With Burns Night on the way and preparations taking place around the world, WeeBox decided to take a nostalgic trip to Burns Country – and walk in the footsteps of the Bard!
On the 25th January 1759 Robert Burns was born in a small cottage in Alloway, Scotland. He would become Scotland’s favourite son and national Bard – his legacy has held strong over the centuries and his memory will be celebrated this month.
From Los Angeles to Singapore and from Canada to Hong Kong – this year, WeeBox is helping Scots-at-heart across the globe celebrate Burns Night …. and we’ve channelled inspiration from our visit to his birthplace, Alloway.
The most picturesque village and made famous by Burns, Alloway is pristine, thick with history and a story (or ten!) to tell. Every inch seemed to nod to the Bard – from the sign posts, street plant pots and street names such as ‘Shanter Way’. We followed in the footsteps of the adventures of Tam o’Shanter, had afternoon tea at the Brig o’Doon Hotel and popped in to ‘Poet’s Corner’ coffee shop for a blether and a natter.
When WeeBox visited, the village was preparing for a host of unique events on and around the 25th January. One which captured our imagination was an exclusive Burns Supper in Burns Cottage where it all began! Of course now sold out, this exclusive fundraising event will be held by The Friends of Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. What an unforgettable night it promises to be with piper, toasts, recitations, music and speeches, in the most remarkably preserved thatched cottage. WeeBox will keep you posted on tickets for next year!
No visit to Scotland would be complete without a trip to Burns Country – its beauty, history and sense of mischief made WeeBox proud, surprised us and of course, gave us a wee grin!