Ready for Burns Night? Scottish goods for your Burns supper by Gillian Kyle
It’s Burns Night this Sunday, the day when the Romantic poet Robert Burns is remembered, not just in Scotland but also around the world by Scottish ex-pats and descendants, and interestingly by many Russians, who have adopted Burns as the “people’s poet” of Russia.
Famous for writing “Auld Lang Syne” and “A Red, Red Rose”, Burns night is an annual tradition but even if you’re not going to go the whole hog, so to speak, and have a traditional Burns Supper of haggis with neeps & tatties, why not plate up whatever you prepare this Sunday on beautifully-illustrated kitchen ceramics by Scottish designer Gillian Kyle?
The range of UK-made ceramics includes fine bone china plates, milk jugs, coffee cups and a nifty wee thing called a teabag tidy. Decorated in her iconic Scottish Breakfast designs, as well as a mug featuring Robert Burns himself, these would make a great Burns Night table setting.
The ceramic tableware are revamped illustrations of best-sellers, including the tongue-in-cheek Scottish Breakfast design, which features a Scottish Plain loaf, Irn-Bru, Scott’s Porrage Oats and even a bottle of whisky hiding in the background!