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Burns Big Night In with National Trust for Scotland
22 January, 7:30-8:45pm

Hosted by DJ and TV presenter Edith Bowman, guests can expect an electric night of music, song, poetry, whisky and heaps of Scottish banter streamed live from Burns Cottage at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayrshire. There will be live music from folk singer Siobhan Miller, folk show Nae Plans and more, a whisky cocktail masterclass and exclusive insights into the life of Robert Burns. Attendees can also purchase a ‘Box of Braw’ for two, filled with treats from iconic Scottish brands.

Household tickets start at £18. This event will be streamed live on the website. Book tickets now at Burns Big Night In – Burns Night filled with music, poetry, celebrities, and entertainment from Burns Birthplace.

All profits raised will go towards supporting the charity. The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is also offering 50% off tickets until 18 February through Scotland’s Great Days Out. See Scotland’s Great Days Out Special Offers | VisitScotland for more information.

Caroline Smith, the National Trust for Scotland Operations Manager at the Robert Burns
Birthplace Museum in Alloway said: “This is a really vibrant programme full of top
Scottish-based talent and they’ll help us celebrate the Bard in 21st century-style. We’re
proud to be bringing this celebration from the place where Burns was born, to those
who love him, all over the world.”

The Burns Big Night In made its debut in January 2021 when coronavirus restrictions
meant that in person celebrations at the charity’s Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
couldn’t take place. Traditionally, the National Trust for Scotland site which includes the
humble cottage where Burns was born on 25 January 1759, the Brig o’Doon and Auld
Kirk, as well as 5000 Burns’ artefacts, is a place of music, poetry, food and partying in
January.

It will be hosted once again by Edith Bowman, the DJ and presenter launched the Burns
Big Night In 2022 last week by inviting the public to record themselves reciting To A
Mouse, one of Robert Burns’s most popular poem and submitting it to be part of the
broadcast. A selection of recordings will be edited together into a video to be shown on
the night to an audience of Burns fans from around the world.

Edith Bowman started the ball rolling with the opening lines of the poem.

Edith said: “I am so pleased to be heading back to Alloway for an even bigger and better
Burns Big Night In for 2022. It’s really exciting to be able to offer Burns fans from all
over the globe the chance to connect with the birthplace of the Bard, and to add their
performance to proceedings for this special celebration.”

To A Mouse videos should be submitted as landscape MP4s to bbni@luxevents.co.uk by
Wednesday 12 January. The full text of the poem is available to download
at https://burnsbignightin.org/.

Tickets for the Burns Big Night In are available to buy online now and people can also
snap up limited edition ‘Boxes of Braw’, which include goodies such as whisky
miniatures, a family ticket to Robert Burns Birth Museum and a copy of To A Mouse.

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