That slogan translates to, ' Oh Yes, just now'- and its fitting as this weekend brings the celebrations of Robbie Burns dinners. An evening celebrating the poet and songwriter of the land who told the stories of the common man. The dinner will open with his Selkirk Grace and then the Haggis is given full honours as a Piper will parade it around the room finally stopping at the head table for the main 'Address to the Haggis' again penned by Burns.
When I visited Edinburgh a few years back walking through the streets I took a shortcut through a close ( a short passage way) and found a plaque marking the building where Burns books were first published. That was pretty amazing, the business long gone but the building stood strong, mush like his works the voice long gone but the stories still shared at gatherings and ring strong. Especially at New Years, when we all join arms and sing Auld Lange Synge.
If you ever visit Scotland, I strongly suggest a few days in Edinburgh the people, art, interior design and architecture will amazing you.........its a stunning vibrant city!
So this story doesn't have much to do with design today, but I did want to mention the culture and natural beauty found in the landscapes of Scotland. The deep purple heather, the misty grey and bold blue skies and of course the green hills.
Its these colours that influence many interior design palettes of Scotland still today. I have added a few inspirational photos of the Highland cottage to make your mind wonder as you partake in your own Burn Night. If not in a full meal, at least with a Menu of cheese, oat cakes, haggis and a wee dram. Most importantly as us Scots and those who want to be celebrate our culture this weekend, I extend the invitation to you to embrace your culture with your loved ones share foods and song.
Please follow the link below for a short story on the man.......
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