Robbie Burns birthday celebrated in the Capital

Craigdarroch Castle celebration and Beacon Hill Park ceremony mark occasion

Scotland’s favourite bard will be remembered at Craigdarroch Castle with a traditional evening of Robbie Burns’ fun and merriment on Saturday (Jan. 24).

The festivities begin with The Highland Gathering Light Foot and Horse Guard piping the haggis into the castle at 5:45 p.m., followed by a reading of Burns’ celebrated poem The Address to The Haggis.

After The Address, Celtic music will be provided by Cookeilidh from 6 until 7:45 p.m. during that time guests are welcome to explore the castle on a self-guided tour.

Tickets are available at the door. Admission is: $10 for ages 6 to 16 and $20 for age 17 and over. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

Meanwhile, a ceremony will be held at the Burns Monument at Beacon Hill Park at 2 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 25). A concert and tea follows at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, 680 Courtney St. Admission is by donation.

Just Posted

VicPD investigates stabbing near Selkirk Montessori school

Victim in potentially life-threatening condition

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

Fire crews called to home near Beacon Park

Victoria police and fire departments are on scene in the 900 block… Continue reading

VIDEO: Trudeau asks Canada to look to current, not past, actions on race

Liberal leader says he never spoke about the racist photo because he was embarrassed

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of September 17

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should the province step in to upgrade the road to Bamfield?

The death of two University of Victoria students on a bus bound… Continue reading

Horvat paces Canucks to 6-1 pre-season win over Oilers

Vancouver improves to 3-1 in NHL exhibition action

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

‘Really disturbing:’ Trudeau’s racist photos worry B.C. First Nation chief

Wet’suwet’en Chief concerned the photos will sow fear in Indigenous communities

‘Unacceptable’: What politicians have to say about Trudeau in blackface

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: ‘When I saw that picture last night, certainly it was a sucker-punch’

Island contestant competes on Great Canadian Baking Show

Andrea Nauta auditioned for the show before but was lucky second time around

VIDEO: B.C. man accused of assaulting sex worker loses temper in interrogation

Defence lawyer says statements made by accused Curtis Sagmoen should be deemed inadmissible

Most Read