A toast tae Rabbie Burns and Burns’s friends

Members can now enjoy the fabled beauty of Scotland at Karma Lake of Menteith in the stunning Perthshire countryside whose opening coincides with one of the most important dates on the Scottish calendar…

Burns Night falls on January 25th during Karma Lake of Menteith’s opening week. It celebrates legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns, who was born in 1759 and was a pioneer of the Romantic movement as well as writing arguably the greatest poems and lyrics of the age – particularly in the Scottish dialect, including the evergreen classic, Auld Lang Syne sung all over the world at New Year.   

After his passing, Burn’s friends resolved to hold an annual supper to commemorate the great man. And that tradition has endured for well over 200 years.  As such, our very first guests at the resort will get to experience a traditional Burns Supper. 

Traditionally, the night begins with the host reciting the Selkirk Grace (A Scottish prayer), followed by a meal of haggis (a delicious blend of sheep’s pluck mixed with onion, oatmeal, suet and spices) paired with the Address to a Haggis poem. Later in the evening further recitals and speeches are performed, including Immortal Memory, Address to the Lassies and Reply to the Laddies. To end the night everyone stands and of course, sings Auld Lang Syne.  

Burns Night this year falls on Karma Lake of Menteith’s fourth night and you can be sure there’ll be suitable celebrations for the great bard – an experience not to be missed.

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4 Comments

  1. Pleae note: you must get the name of the bard correct if you want to keep the Scots on your side and impress future customers! Burns is the surname, hence ‘ A toast tae Rabbie Burns’ and ‘Burns’s friends’.

    I have been a regular guest for over a decade.

    1. Hi Elizabeth, many thanks for your feedback. We would never want to cause any offence and apologise if this was thought, we duly recognise the legendary poets’ name is Robert Burns a.k.a Rabbie Burns!

  2. living in Australia, but originally Scottish means that on our next visit “Home” we can visit Lake of Menteith . Interestingly, the world curling championships have been held on the lake when frozen over in winter. Well done John and team. Lang (long) may yer lum reek (fire be lit) long may yer sporran squeak (have money in your pocket). An old Scottish saying. Best Wishes to all the Karma family. John and Maureen Flynn. Adelaide.

    1. Dear John, thank you for your well-wishes – That’s fantastic news, we will be in contact soon to assist you with booking Karma Lake of Menteith as availability is filling up fast!

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