The first Burns Supper was held in 1801, on the fifth anniversary of the poet's death. The following year it was moved to Burns's birthday in January, when it has been celebrated ever since.
The main course at a Burns Supper is always haggis, traditionally heralded by a piper. There follows a recitation of Robert Burns's poem, Address to a Haggis, before a ceremonial knife is plunged into the 'Great chieftain o the puddin'-race', and everyone tucks in.
You can celebrate Burns Night anywhere, of course, but to best capture the spirit you need a candlelit dining room north of the border, with plenty of space to cut the haggis 'wi' ready slicht'. Here are six of the most haggis-friendly properties currently on the market.