There are a number of traditions to follow when attending a formal Burns Supper before tucking in. This includes piping in and addressing the haggis. After which it is customary to raise a glass and toast the haggis.
Of course it goes without saying that no Traditional Burns Supper would be complete without haggis and whisky, (and there should always be songs, recitals and dancing) but most importantly the evening is to celebrate friendship, in a fitting tribute to how Burns Night started all those years ago.
If haggis is not for you, then why not try one of our contemporary recipes listed below? There are even a few different serving suggestions for your whisky toasts too. And if you need help to source Scottish ingredients for your meal, look no further than our special Producers' section.
Find out more information about how to get the best out of your Burns Supper in 2013 by following the links below.
Why not try a contemporary twist on your Burns Supper, or simply an alternative to haggis using the very best of Scotland's larder?
Haggis in Scotland was once considered a poor-man's dish made from leftovers, but is now a regular feature on tables across the country, particularly at Burns Suppers. Find out how to cook one here.
Find out all the information you'll need to host your very own Burns Supper and celebrate the life of Scotland's National Bard
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Bridget McGrouther explains how to celebrate Burns Night in a way that Scotland's fun-loving bard would have approved of.