Our programme for 2021

Due to COVID pandemic we have not be able to hold most of the events planned for this year. We still hope to hold some of the fundraising events later in the year. We will be updating this page as more information becomes available.

Virtual Burns Supper from Burns Cottage

The virtual Burns Supper was streamed live from Robert Burns Cottage in Alloway 25th January 2021 at 7pm. It included input from some of the finest Burns speakers and performers in Scotland, including music played on the fiddle to which Burns learnt to dance. The names of everyone who joined in with this historic event has been added to the programme guest list which will be kept in the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum archives. This virtual event was a great success and was joined by hundreds of people from all over the world.

Bachelors Club at Tarbolton

It was at the Bachelors Club at Tarbolton where Robert Burns learned to dance; launched the debating club and became a Freemason.

In 2019 the Bachelors club brought back to life debates, music, poetry and  prose, and we hope that 2021 will see the continuation of these popular events.

Further details to follow.

Book Club

The Burns Birthday Book Club takes place the last Tuesday of every month at 2.30pm in the Education Pavillion at Burns Cottage. The books are supplied on loan by the local library. New members are always welcomed. Tea, coffee and cafe provided. Fee: £2. We hope to restart these sessions in the Spring 2022.

Further details will follow.

Craft activities in the cottage

During the Summer holidays (July-September) volunteers run traditional craft activities to involve families and children in workshops. These include:  Ink making, bannock making, fabric dyeing, weaving and rug making (this last activity takes place every Monday afternoon throughout the year). This coming year we will be also doing wool spinning. We are working on this for next year.

Summer Picnic with the Musical Friends Band

This is an event to celebrate the contributions of staff and volunteers at the Robert Burns Birthplace museum. Unfortunately we had to cancel this year.

Swing Sensation Big Band Night

This evening event usually takes place in June. Tickets will be available from March from the Volunteers Hub in the museum. Cancelled

Quiz Night

This evening event will take place in the Autumn. Gather your gang and help us raise funds for the Burns cottage restoration. Further information will follow soon.