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Burns Alicht

Where: Burns Cottage Alloway
When: Saturday 27 January 2018 at Timed Tours 6 - 9.30

Journey, this Burns season, into Burns Alicht, a unique sparkling birthplace tour in celebration of Scotland's poet Robert Burns ...

Pick up your group's poetry map as you enter Burns Cottage and gardens taking in the brand new misty pond. Then meander along the illuminated Poet's Path celebrating Burns landscape and the seasons. Cross the bridge and prepare to be lured to the spooky Auld Kirk Graveyard before completing your journey back to the museum where drouthy neibours revel. In this journey o' exploration surprises are a plenty. Discover special illuminations, be enchanted by mischievous sights, sounds and entertainment and delight in landmarks coming alive.

The Robert Burns Museum will be open throughout the night for ticket holders to come and go anytime between 6pm and 11pm. There will be a programme of entertainment, food and drink on sale, The Robertson's Room Bar will be open and there will be children's crafts on offer.

Tours start at Burns Cottage and this special evening concludes with a finale burning of John Barleycorn to the sound of tribal drums! (Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Gardens 10.45pm)

To celebrate Scotland's Year of Young People a limited number of FREE tickets are available for this event for people aged 8-26. To apply for tickets contact stating each applicant's name, date of birth and postcode. Winners will be notified by email.

Burns Cottage will be open for those who wish to wander through but please note this is a small space so please do not overcrowd.

There is parking at both The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Belleisle Park. There is also some disabled parking at Burns Cottage. Approximate times are as follows -

Departing Burns Museum - half past every hour from 5.30pm to 11.30pm
Departing Burns Cottage - ten and forty minutes past every hour from 5.10pm to 11.40pm
Departing Belleisle Park - on the hour between 6pm and 11pm
(Note this is a guide only)

Stay Safe! - Due to the nature of the event there will be some restricted street lighting in place. Please take extra care when moving between areas and crossing roads. The route mainly follows a path but please also be aware of some areas of less even ground around pond. Remember to dress accordingly for Scottish winter weather!


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