Here's tae Rabbie

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Some hae meat and cannot eat. Some cannot eat that want it: But we hae meat and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit. 1 Tonight we feasted on haggis, neaps and tatties in homage to the beloved scoundrel of Scotland George Galloway Robert Burns. It’s been a long time since I attend…

What's for dinner?

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Tonight is the night then. Get your haggis in the oven, mash those neeps and tatties, open your best whisky and enjoy the company. O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us An foolish notion: What airs in dress an…

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Whaes like us?

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Burns Night tonight. My Dad is the President of Dumbarton’s Burns Club (Association?). This year he has already sang at two Burns suppers, and has another eight to attend. Tomorrow night he travels to Dumfries to the Howff Club, which was formed in 1889. He told me a story this evening about the Globe Inn…

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National Poetry Day

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I’ll close out National Poetry Day with a classic from Scotland’s (and possibly the world’s) worst poet, William McGonagall. The following is an extract from his poem about Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns. I strongly suggest you follow the link and read it all in it’s magnificient glory. “IMMORTAL Robert Burns of Ayr,There’s but…

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National Poetry Day

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It’s National Poetry Day. Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!Deep in heart-wrung tears I’ll pledge thee,Warring sighs and groans I’ll wage thee.Who shall say that fortune grieves himWhile the star of hope she leaves him?Me, nae cheerfu’ twinkle lights me,Dark despair around benights me. I’ll ne’er blame my partial fancy,Naething…

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