The Mell Square Guide: Burns Nights

Falling on January 25th, Burns Night marks the birth anniversary of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. With less than a week to go, it’s time to find some tartan attire and create a feast full of Scottish flavours for your family and friends. Traditionally celebrated with haggis, whisky and poetry, we’ve pulled together the ultimate guide to finding your Burns Night essentials around the Square.

The thought of haggis, neeps and tatties may not tickle everyone’s taste buds, but there’s plenty of ways to put a Scottish twist on classic dishes for those who favour something a little less traditional.

Sainsbury’s in Poplar Way has a whole host of recipes with a subtle nod to the day’s Scottish heritage. From a modern twist on a Cullen skink – a thick soup made with haddock and potatoes, to cheesy smoked haddock pots for nibbles and starters, or even haggis-stuffed chicken breast – there’s sure to be something to your taste.

Find recipe inspiration here.

Not quite what you’re looking for? Why not try Marks and Spencer’s Pork and Haggis sliders? The mini burgers, topped with lettuce, fried mushrooms and your choice of garnish are sure to get a few mouths watering and are the perfect accompaniment for larger parties.

With whisky as the tipple of choice, there’s plenty of variety for your celebrations. From a traditional Scottish whisky, in Speyside’s creamy 12 year-old single malt, to an international bottle from India, in Paul John’s single malt, with complex blends of caramel, chocolate and spice. Find just what you’re looking for at Marks and Spencer in Mell Square.

Discover more here.

To quote Robert Burns “Some hae meat and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it, but hae meat and we can eat, and see the lord be thankit”. So, what are you waiting for? Head to the Square to grab your essentials today.

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