Burns Unbroke

A new contemporary multi-arts festival offering diverse creative responses to Burns.

Featured are over 30 visual artists, an Alternative Burns Night, a Flyting competition, a tailor made programme of music as well as children’s performance and workshops as well as a series of Whisky Masterclasses with Arran Whisky.


The title of Burns Unbroke was inspired by the epigram which prefixed Robert Burns’s first publication in 1786.

The simple Bard, unbroke by rules of art,
He pours the wild effusions of the heart;
And if inspir’d ’tis Nature’s pow’rs inspire;
Her’s all the melting thrill, and her’s the kindling fire.

  • Exhibitions

    25 Jan - 10 Mar 2018
  • Events

    25 Jan - 1 Mar 2018
  • Talks & Workshops

    27 Jan - 10 Mar 2018
  • Whisky Masterclasses

    26 Jan, 01 Feb, 15 Feb, 01 Mar 2018

    Allow yourself to be transported to the beautiful Isle of Arran on the west coast of Scotland, a stone’s throw away from Burns’s birthplace where your host will take you through 5 whiskies from the Arran Whisky range.