It's nearly time to dust off the kilt and raise a dram to Scotland's greatest poet Robert Burns.

Glasgow is poised to mark the Bard's birthday on Thursday, January 25 with a series of Burns suppers and ceilidh's across the city.

We've compiled a list of some of the top Burns Night events to celebrate Scottish culture (and to eat, drink and be merry).

What is Burns Night and how is it celebrated?

Glasgow Times: Robert Burns.

A Burns supper is held on or near January 25 to mark the anniversary of Robert Burns (1759-1796) birthday.

Every year in Scotland and around the world people celebrate the life and poetry of the bard with haggis, whisky and dancing.

While dinners can be either formal or informal, observing the occasion follows a typical standing order.

A bagpiper generally pipes guests into the party which is followed by the host's welcoming speech.

The meal kicks off with a soup course - usually Scotch broth or cullen skink.

Next, everyone stands for the piping of the haggis before a reveller recites the Address to a Haggis.

After the haggis is sliced open from end to end (An' cut you up wi' ready slicht), a whisky toast is proposed to it.

The main course of haggis, neeps and tatties can be followed by a dessert course, cheese course and coffee.

Toasts and speeches or poetry readings will finish off the supper before ceilidh dancing starts.

The event could soon be protected by the Unesco convention for safeguarding cultural heritage, which will further preserve the tradition for years to come.

Celebrate Burns Night in Glasgow 2024

Glasgow Times:

Oran Mor, Byres Road

6.30pm, January 25

Oran Mor is hosting its annual Burns Supper with Highland Park.

The auditorium of the West End venue will be transformed with its Tam O'Shanter panel art collection relocating from the main bar.

Guests will be welcomed with a toast drink from Highland Park before a three-course Burns Supper.

The evening will be hosted by actor and playwright Dave Anderson, and guests will be treated to live music performances before dancing the night away at a traditional Ceilidh.

Tickets from £55 (Ceilidh only £8). To book, click here.

Saint Luke's and the Winged Ox, 17 Bain St

7pm, January 25

Celebrate Burns Night in the East End with five drams, five courses and entertainment.

Scottish-inspired courses will be paired with hand-selected drams and a specially curated drink on arrival.

Expect an address to a haggis and live traditional and contemporary music.

Tickets £75. To book, click here.

Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St

7pm, January 27

Expect a raucous night at Cottiers with The Big Stupit Ceilidh Band.

There will be a dram on arrival and a traditional three-course meal before the dancing begins.

Tickets £44.50. To find out more, click here.

Five March, 140 Elderslie Street

January 25

Co-hosted by independent whisky bottler Douglas Laing, Five March will be hosting a five-course tasting menu with paired drinks.

Tickets £60. To book email

Innis & Gunn, West Nile Street and Ashton Lane

7pm, January 25

The brewer is teaming up with Ren Riach single malt whisky and Scottish breweries for a Burns Night celebration as part of their Versus Series.

Guests will be treated to four whisky perfect serves and drams, four Scottish small plates and four Scottish beers.

Tickets £35. To find out more click here.

The Bothy, Ruthven Lane

7pm, January 25

This Burns supper features an upscale menu alongside a traditional address to the haggis, a live piper and a dram of Highland Park 12.

Tickets £54. To book, click here.

Celtic Connections Burns Supper, Kelvingrove Art Gallery

7.45pm, January 25

This event is for those who want to toast the bard in style. In the stunning surroundings of Kelvingrove Art Gallery, guests in their glad rags will be treated to music from Fiona Hunter and Sean Gray.

Tickets include a traditional supper of haggis, neeps and tatties followed by cranachan and dram from partner Lochlea whisky.

Tickets £56. To book, click here.

Mharsanta, 26 Bell Street

7pm, January 25 and 26

This Burns Supper takes place on both Thursday and Friday. Expect a welcome dram of Aberfeldy 12-year-old whisky, a traditional address to the haggis and a few surprise Scottish-influenced menu items (haggis pakora anyone?).

Tickets £41.50. To book, click here.

Wetherspoons, various locations

January 22 to 28

It's Burns Week at Wetherspoons. To mark the occasion, the pub chain is serving haggis neeps and tatties and the Caledonian burger topped with haggis and whisky sauce.

A variety of Scottish beers and spirits will also be available for punters.

To find out more, click here.

The Britannia Panopticon, 113-117 Trongate

7pm, January 27

Don your kilts for a night of whisky, live music, comedy and prizes at the world's oldest music hall.

All of the money raised celebrating the legendary Burns will go towards the preservation of the Panopticon.

Tickets £12-14. To book, click here.