Whisky, haggis and poetry readings are back across south west London and north Surrey this month, with Burns Night on January 25.

Vibe’s Janith Aranze rounds up some of the best events…

Burns Ceilidh Night, from 7pm on Friday, January 15, at Portico Gallery, West Norwood

If you fancy dancing the night away to a bagpiper and some traditional highland tunes then get down to the Portico Gallery. There will be a Scottish orator reciting poems and plenty of whiskey, mulled wine and scrumpy to keep you going.

Traditional Robbie Burns Night, from 6.45pm on Friday, January 22, at The Chateau, Croydon South

This traditional night will include a haggis procession, where the haggis is paraded through the room preceded by bagpipes. There will be readings performed in true Scottish tradition and £5 of every ticket will be donated to charity. Tickets cost £28.50. Go to thechateaurestaurant.co.uk

Burns Night Dinner, from 7pm on Saturday, January 23, at Dukes Head, Putney

To honour Scotland’s best loved bard, Dukes Head are dedicating a night in their restaurant to all things Scottish. Enjoy a 3 course meal for £32 per person and plenty of whiskey and Scottish scran. There will also be a Robert Burns tribute act reciting the poets’ greatest works. Go to dukesheadputney.com

Burns Night on Monday, January 25, at Fairmile, Cobham

Enjoy a four course taster menu of traditional Scottish dishes which include eggs-royale with oak-smoked Scottish salmon for starters, wild Scottish venison medallions and a creamy raspberry cranachan to finish. Tickets cost £20. Go to chefandbrewer.com

Burns Night on Monday, January 25, at Loch Fyne, Cobham

For those courageous enough to brave the January temperatures in a kilt, Loch Fyne are offering an extra serving of whiskey to help keep you warm. Drawing on their Scottish roots, Loch Fyne will offer diners the traditional Burns Night experience.  The menu includes traditional haggis, neeps and tatties. Tickets cost 24.95. Go to lochfyneseafoodandgrill.co.uk

Burns Night at Hoots, from 9pm on Friday, January 24, at Hootenanny, Brixton

Hootenanny are serving up a storming pipes and drums night, with the Braveheart hairy men and kilts set to lift the roof off. Entry is free before 10pm or £4 after. Go to www.hootanannybrixton.co.uk

Burns Night, from 7pm on Saturday, January 23, at All Saints’ Church, Kingston

Get your best tartan on for this event as diners are encouraged to come dressed in the traditional Scottish pattern. This is an event for all the family which will also have a piper and live band. Tickets cost £15. Go to allsaintskingston.co.uk

Burns Night Supper, from 7pm Saturday, January 30, at Unity Hall, Epsom

This event put on by the Epsom and Ewell Twinnings Association will have traditional Scottish toasts and entertainment with Scottish music. Tickets cost £28. Go to epsomtwinning.com

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