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25-01-2012 : BURNS NIGHT

Today, January 25th, Scots all over the world celebrate Burns Night and on this day of celebrations the traditional dish to eat is haggis, tatties and neeps.

The haggis is carried into the room on a silver plate and a piper pipes the haggis into the room, while eating people recite and sing Rabbie's songs.

After the haggis arrives the leader of the evening recites Burns poem Address to a Haggis.

Robert Burns is regarded as the national poet of Scotland he was born in Ayrshire in 1759.

He is highly regarded for his progressive views on politics, religion and class inequalities, which inspired both the liberal and socialist movements.

His life, work, songs and poetry are celebrated annually all over the world on Burns Night.

Probably his most famous song is Auld Lang Syne and is traditionally sung on New Years Eve.

Visit Scotland on a Canal Boat Holiday booked from our marina at Falkirk.

The base is situated right beside the Falkirk Wheel visitor centre on Forth And Clyde Canal so a trip on the Wheel is right on the doorstep.

Do not pay to enter the site just tell them you are here for a Canal Boat Holiday.

Falkirk is our most northerly location and the only one based in Scotland located between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Scottish Lowland Canals are quite different to those in England, The Forth and Clyde is a sea canal and is much wider than the average English canal and The Union Canal is a contour canal and has no locks and no bridges.

Either Edinburgh or Glasgow can reached from Falkirk in a short break but if you want to visit both during your holiday then allow for a seven night holiday.

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