Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!
January 25th is an important day to all Scots as we celebrate the life and works of the bard.
He is known to many for the song Auld Lang Syne, and for his poetry and over three hundred songs. Ever associated with haggis, a traditional celebration will include haggis, neeps and tatties. As tradition dictates your host or guest of honour will address the haggis:
Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!
Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy of a grace
As lang ‘s my arm.
Wherever you are celebrating today keep safe and secure.
For more information on the works of our national poet visit the Scottish Poetry Library: