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Burns Night 2024

25 January.7:30 pm-9:00 pm

January 25th | 7:30pm – 9pm | In Centre

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre is delighted to announce this years’ Burns’ Night celebration in collaboration with the Edinburgh Lodge of the Theosophical Society.

Iain Grimston will feature in the joint Burns Celebration on the anniversary of Robert Burns birth on 25 January 2024.

However this is NOT a traditional Burns Supper.

Iain will discuss; Love, War and Humour through the topics and social commentary of Burns’ work. Chiefly he will refer to Tam o Shanter as well as two of Burns songs – My Luve is like a Red Red Rose and Scots Wha Hae. An attempt at singing may ensue.

While speaking portion of this event will start at 7:30pm, please feel free to arrive any time after 7pm to enjoy some refreshments in our tearoom. To reserve your place, click down below. Please note, this process only secures you a spot at the event and you will be required to pay a ticket fee of £7 upon your arrival at the Centre on the evening of the 25th.

Meet the Host

Iain Grimston

joan frew at the sir arthur conan doyle centre

Iain is a tour guide, writer and content creator- mostly on matters Scottish. Bluebunnet is the name of his YouTube channel and Facebook page while on Instagram he is Scotsbluebunnet.

Iain has been the manager of both Rosslyn Chapel and Craigmillar Castle in the past and was a freelance writer for the Edinburgh Evening News and BBC Radio Scotland amongst others.

He has previously given several talks for the TS on such varied topics as ‘The Goddess in the Landscape,  The Spirituality of Sovereignty in Scotland and the connections between Druids and Brahmins. This will be his 7th presentation to the TS.


25 January
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
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