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Celebrate Burns with a supper at Edinburgh, Stirling or Urquhart Castle

22 January 2009

Historic Scotland is celebrating Scotland’s most famous poet this weekend, with a special Burns supper menu at 3 of our most stunning properties.

Following the success of our Burns Broons day at Edinburgh Castle, mouth-watering traditional Burns suppers will be served at Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle.

At Edinburgh Castle the Queen Anne and Redcoat cafes will be offering delightful locally-sourced haggis, neeps and tatties. Visitors will also be treated to free haggis tasters.

Stirling Castle will be providing a three-course menu of soup, haggis and dessert. And between 11.00am and 1.00pm visitors will have the chance to taste free haggis bites. Copies of some of Burns’ best loved poems: Tam O’Shanter, My Luve is Like a Red Red Rose and To A Mouse will also be on display around the café for visitors to enjoy.

Urquhart Castle will be offering a traditional Burns supper in addition to its normal menu. Visitors will also have the chance to sample a free tipple of Benromach whisky.

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • All three castles will be serving the Burns supper menu on 24 and 25 January. Edinburgh Castle will be serving from 11.00am to 3.00pm, Stirling Castle from 12.00pm to 2.30pm, Urquhart Castle from 9.30am to 4.00pm.
  • Edinburgh Castle will offer the menu in three sizes: main (£6.95), starter (£3.50) and taster canapés for sharing (£2.50). A vegetarian option is also available.
  • Stirling Castle is featuring a three-course menu of soup, haggis and desert for £9.95. The option to buy each course individually will also be available.
  • Urquhart Castle is offering haggis, neeps and tatties for £4.95.
  • Historic Scotland has 345 outstanding historic properties throughout the country. These include some of Scotland’s leading tourism attractions and most important heritage sites, including Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart Castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys, and Skara Brae. For details visit: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places
  • Historic Scotland is delighted to be supporting the 2009 Year of Homecoming with a series of initiatives including family trails, spectacular events and the creation of a Homecoming Pass for heritage attractions in association with other heritage organisations.

-ENDS-

For further information


Rebecca Hamilton
Marketing and Media Manager
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8685 / 07788 923871
rebecca.hamilton@scotland.gsi.gov.uk