Robert Burns Robert Burns Alexander Nasmyth Scottish National Portrait Gallery Public Domain Image
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Burns Night: The Military Prepare For The Scottish Supper

Forces from across the world celebrate the Scottish tradition...

Robert Burns Robert Burns Alexander Nasmyth Scottish National Portrait Gallery Public Domain Image

Across the military and civvy world, people from Scotland and afar will be celebrating the life of the famous poet Robert Burns, as they settle in for a Burns supper.

It's an annual Scottish celebration on 25 January to remember the 18th-century bard, which falls on his birthday.

It's commonly associated with neeps (swede), tatties (potatoes), whisky and, of course, haggis.

But in 2019, it's had a 'wee' update and now there is an offering of vegan haggis (in case you were wondering).

Despite being away from their families, Scottish troops serving with the British Army will still be taking part in celebrations this evening whilst on deployment in Baghdad, Iraq.

Royal Navy units will also be honouring the poet with a traditional Burns supper.

Sub Lieutenant Ian Copland shared this message on why the Navy get behind the annual tradition:

Now, throwing it back to the 2/4th Fusiliers Regiment, below pictured in their finest kilts while serving in France in 1917.

It would seem the smell of burns supper really is in the 'Ayre'...