Alloway 1759

A Unique commemoration of the birthplace and the life of Robert Burns...

Throughout January

People the world over are invited to celebrate the bard’s birthday in his birthplace of Alloway, Ayrshire with a special programme of events that take place around Burns Cottage and surrounding landmarks.

In January 2017 people journeyed into Burns Alicht, a unique sparkling birthplace tour in celebration of Scotland’s poet Robert Burns. Visitors discovered special illuminations, became enchanted by mischievous sights, sounds and entertainment and delighted in landmarks coming alive. This special evening concluded with a finale burning of John Barleycorn to the sound of tribal drums!

This winter festival also included a unique Burns supper in Burns Cottage, Burns Big Birthday Bash, The Alloway 1759 World Haggis Hurling Championships and more.

Stay posted for details of our January 2018 events.

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Alloway 1759 Throughout January

People the world over are invited to celebrate the bard’s birthday in his birthplace of Alloway, Ayrshire with a special programme of events set to take place around Burns Cottage and surrounding landmarks.

Burnsfest Saturday 6 May

Burnsfest! 2017 will take place on Sat 6 May at Rozelle Park, Ayr. This FREE family festival will feature live music, Burns Wine Bar and Beer Garden, Pop Up Poems, A-Coo-Stick Tipi, The Mercat, Performance Pokey, Burns Fair and more.

Burnsfringe Throughout May

In May 2017 the Burns an’ a’ that! Festival will celebrate its sixteenth anniversary and Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Architecture by showcasing some of our best Burns landmarks at weekend events in Ayr, Alloway, Tarbolton and Kirkoswald.