Town set for Burns festivities

Castle Tavern,local Jeff Burford gets ready to celebrate Burns night ,with traditional food and whisky.Picture Richard Ponter.120418b
Castle Tavern,local Jeff Burford gets ready to celebrate Burns night ,with traditional food and whisky.Picture Richard Ponter.120418b
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SCOTS in Scarborough are preparing to celebrate Burns Night this evening.

A number venues in Scarborough are expected to mark the annual celebration of poet Robert Burns with traditional festivities.

Jimmy Rice, landlord of the Castle Tavern in Castle Road, is offering a free Burns Supper of haggis, neeps and potatoes and a shot of whisky to pubgoers.

He said yesterday: “We’re going to address the haggis before we serve the food. There’s still places available so whoever wants to turn up is more than welcome.

“We’ll also have a few charity collections on the bar, so if anyone wants to make a donation they can.”

Last year, the event raised almost £150 for Ellie’s Fund.

Robert Burns, who died in 1796, is regarded as Scotland’s national poet.

The festivities at the Castle Tavern will get underway at 8:30pm.