Piper Bill Poppy and McLean’s Specialty Foods owner Eric McLean are celebrating Robbie Burns Day today, Jan. 25, in the Old City Quarter. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Robbie Burns Day recognized with bagpipes and haggis

Nanaimo celebrates life and works of 18th-century poet

Nanaimo’s Scottish-Canadians might be slicing into some haggis today.

Saturday, Jan. 25, is Robbie Burns Day, celebrating the life and works of the 18th-century poet.

At McLean’s Specialty Foods in the Old City Quarter, a reservations-only haggis lunch is being served up, with a piper hired to entertain diners.

Longlake Chateau is hosting a Scottish-themed lunch with an address to a haggis, a piper and whisky tasting. The event is sold out.



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