The Inverness Burns Club



Click Here for full details on our 2020 Anniversary Supper.



Our 2020 Anniversary Supper was held on Friday 24th January, 2020 at the Lochardil House Hotel.



To mark our 70th anniversary, the guest of honour at our 2019 Anniversary Supper was Mrs Helen Carmichael, Provost of the City of Inverness.

About The Inverness Burns Club

The Inverness Burns Club was formed in 1949 as a club which was

 “…..made up of people interested in the works of Robert Burns and in Scottish literature.” and ”….in the Burgh of Inverness”

Inverness (from the Gaelic : Inbhir Nis meaning “Mouth of the Ness”) is regarded as the capital of the Highlands and is the administrative centre of the Highland Council. Inverness gained “City” status in 2001 when the Royal Burgh of Inverness became the City of Inverness.


The 18th century Battle of Culloden  which inspired Burns to song and poem took place on nearby Drumossie Moor.

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1. Our 2020 AGM was originally going to be held on Tuesday 17th March 2020 at Lochardil House Hotel,  Inverness.  Unfortunately due to the COVID 19 isolation measures, this year's AGM was postponed. It was eventually held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday 16th June 2020.  View committee here


2. The Kilmarnock Headquarters of the RBWF has been closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For more info click here



1. Sheila Bruce received an award for 40 years of unbroken music to Inverness Burns Club. More details here


2. It was announced in May 2018 that Glasgow University was to carry out an assessment of the economic value of Burns to Scotland. More details here


3. A petition is underway to re-name Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Already 7000 signatures have been obtained to re-name it Robert Burns International Airport. You can lend your support by completing the form here.  

Click here for a sample

Meet our Officers

Meet our Officers

Cliff Sim - President

Neil Anderson - Hon Secretary

Fiona Larg - Hon Treasurer

Trevor Nicol - Webmaster

Norwegian Airlines

On 25th January 2018 Norwegian Airlines announced that they would be placing Burns' name and image on the tail fin of one of their aircraft. To reflect Norwegian’s rapid growth in the UK, where it now flies 5 million UK passengers each year to more than 50 destinations, the airline is planning a series of UK tail fin heroes. Robert Burns will become Norwegian’s sixth UK tail fin hero and first Scottish hero, following the announcement of rock legend Freddie Mercury, footballer Bobby Moore, children’s authorRoald Dahl, pioneering pilot Amy Johnson, author Jane Austen and aviation maverick Sir Freddie Laker.

Instituted 1949  Federation No. 691

About the visit of Burns to Inverness

The Inverness Connection with Robert Burns

In a letter of 7th February 1787 to David Erskine, Earl of Buchan, Burns stated his wish to travel around Scotland: “Your Lordship touches the darling chord of my heart when you advise me to fire my Muse at Scottish story and Scottish scenes.  I wish for nothing more than to make a leisurely Pilgrimage through my native country; to sit and muse on those oce hard-contended fields where Caledonia, rejoicing, saw her bloody lion borne through broken ranks to victory and fame; and catching the inspiration, to pour the deathless Names in Song.”


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