“Haste ye back, we love you dearly
Call again you’re welcome here.
May all your days be free from sorrow
And your friends be ever near.”
Robert Burns (1759-1796)
With just under two weeks to go until Burns Day, why not book a getaway to St Andrews and raise a glass to the famous bard?
The day is filled with feasting, poetry recitations, toasts, speeches, ceilidhs, music, and much merriment — it’s not one to be missed, and there’s truly no better way to experience authentic Scottish culture.
The tradition dates back to the fifth anniversary of Robert Burns’ death, upon which his closest friends gathered in Alloway for a wee dram to toast the life and work of the famous poet, though today the commemorative events take place on 25 January, the date of his birth.
At the heart of the celebration is a traditional Burns Supper.
The meal usually begins with a hearty soup, either Cullen skink, a chowder made from smoked haddock, or cock-a-leekie which, as the name suggests, comprises chicken and leeks. This is followed by haggis, neeps, and tatties, and sometimes a main of grouse, pheasant, or venison. Cranachan, a traditional dessert of whipped cream, oats, and raspberries, follows, and the feasting is then rounded off with a wee dram (or two) and a cheeseboard.
Whilst holidaying in St Andrews, we’d recommend that you book a table at Stewarts Resort for their ‘Big Burns Bash’. It’s a three course meal packed with traditional Scottish delicacies —
For reservation call Stewarts Resort Reception at 01334 788121 or drop an email at email@example.com.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer a more intimate affair, then why not order the limited edition ‘Haar at Home’ Burns Box to enjoy back at your rental property. The three or four course luxury menu with optional drinks pairings sounds simply sublime!
Ahead of your traditional Burns Supper, why not book a tour of Kingsbarns Distillery and enjoy tasting their award-winning single malt ‘Dream to Dram’ and a selection of other whiskies? It’s a great outing for whisky connoisseurs and novices alike.
Why not check out our portfolio of properties to find the one that suits you and your holiday party best.
There’s still some availability for the weeks surrounding Burns Day. Whilst you’re perusing the different options, you could even listen to Auld Lang Syne to get yourself into the Scottish spirit!
Many of our apartments, cottages, and townhouses are decorated with tasteful touches of tartan and thistles, so you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in the ambiance and aesthetics of this beautiful country:
there’s 20 Golf Place for avid golfers;
Dragonfly Cottage for families of four;
Elderburn Lodge 6 for those with restricted mobility;
and Elmbank for large get-togethers.
You can expect hotel-level housekeeping and presentation at all of our properties, including freshly-laundered linen and towels, as well as a welcome pack including toiletries, tea, coffee, and biscuits.
Book now to avoid disappointment, and then haste ye back for another visit in the summer months — we’re always delighted to welcome back visitors to our properties!