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It's Burns Night

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Hannah_Alumni
Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger

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[Image above is of Robert Burns, the Scottish poet and lyricist]

It’s Burns Night!

We may be a charity that operates in England and Wales, but we have a diverse community indeed! As today is Burns Night we wanted to mark the day with our Scottish members of the community 😊

What is Burns Night?

It is an annual celebration held on the 25th January to celebrate the birthday of Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns. You may know some of his works, such as ‘Auld Land Syne’ and ‘To A Mouse’. At the heart of Burns Night is Burns Supper which includes traditional food and drink like Haggis with neeps and tatties, and Scotch whisky.

I came across a great article on the BBC website, about a beginners guide to Burns Supper. I thought it would be fun to share if you fancied giving a traditional Scottish meal a go. Unless someone here has a better version of the recipe they’d like to share?

Are you celebrating Burns Night? Do you have Burns Supper?

Being honest, I’m half Welsh, but I’ll be watching my neighbour play the bagpipes for all of us in the street tonight.

Hannah - She / Her

Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,984 Disability Gamechanger
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    I might have to force myself to have a small Scotch today :yum:
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    I already celebrated with a small scold to my finger. (Ok it was a scold not a burn.)

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Oh no! be careful @leeCal

    I think I'll be doing the same with my neighbours @66Mustang :D
    Hannah - She / Her

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  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2023
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    I usually am @Hannah_Scope But this time I was a bit reckless with my teapot filling. 

    Happy Burns day 🙂

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Happy Burns Day! :) 
    Hannah - She / Her

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