Celebrate our national bard with a packed programme of music, performance and activities for all ages.
  • Dance performances at Burns Unbound 2016 © Ruth Armstrong

    Dance performances at Burns Unbound 2016 © Ruth Armstrong
  • Traditional Tunes at Burns Unbound 2017 © Ruth Armstrong

    Traditional Tunes at Burns Unbound 2017 © Ruth Armstrong
  • Crafty fun at Burns Unbound 2017 © Ruth Armstrong

    Crafty fun at Burns Unbound 2017 © Ruth Armstrong
  • Live music at Burns Unbound 2016 © Ruth Armstrong

    Live music at Burns Unbound 2016 © Ruth Armstrong
  • Live music at Burns Unbound 2016 © Ruth Armstrong

    Live music at Burns Unbound 2016 © Ruth Armstrong
  • Ceilidh dancing at Burns Unbound 2017 © Ruth Armstrong

    Ceilidh dancing at Burns Unbound 2017 © Ruth Armstrong
  • Bagpipes at Burns Unbound 2017 © Ruth Armstrong

    Bagpipes at Burns Unbound 2017 © Ruth Armstrong

Who is Robert Burns?

Robert Burns was born in Alloway, South Ayrshire, in 1759. He began writing poetry and songs at an early age and became famous across Scotland for his writing. Every year on Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Scots and Scots at heart from across the globe celebrate his life and cultural legacy by hosting a Burns Supper. 

#BurnsUnbound

Burns Unbound is supported through Scotland’s Winter Festivals, a programme of events managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government.


Header image: Burns Unbound in 2015 © Ruth Armstrong.

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St Andrew’s Shorts

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Event information

When

21 Jan 2018
11:00-16:00

Where

Auditorium and Grand Gallery, Level 1

How much

Free (drop-in)

Booking information

Some activities have limited places and will require sign up on the day.

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