But, if ye wish her gratefu prayer, Gie her a Haggis
On Saturday 22nd January, enjoy an evening of poems, pipers and puddings as we commemorate the life of Scotland’s most beloved bard, poet and lyricist, Robert Burns. Every year, Burns Night is celebrated in Scotland to mark his unique contribution to Scottish culture and history. There is no place more atmospheric than the Fife Arms to mark this uniquely Scottish event.
We are also delighted to announce that our guest speaker and reader for the weekend is Jackie Kay. Jackie Kay was born and brought up in Scotland, and has recently concluded her five year tenure as Scotland’s Makar (Poet Laureate). She is the author of—among other books—The Adoption Papers, which won the Forward Prize, Red Dust Road, winner of the Scottish Book of the Year Award, Trumpet, and the Costa-shortlisted Fiere. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.
Weekend guests will also receive a ticket to Jackie’s ‘in conversation’ event at St Margaret’s, Braemar on Sunday 23rd at 2pm.
• 2 night stay
• Breakfast in the Clunie dining room
• Formal Burns Dinner with an Address to the Haggis
• Evening entertainment; including traditional readings and musical performances