RIG Arts are thrilled to introduce a one-off event to Inverclyde An Alternative Burns Supper
Trail. This project has been funded by the Scottish Government 2022/23 LAG Co-operation
Challenge Fund. This funding allows RIG Arts to host another event to inspire and engage
the local community. A fun-filled evening perfect for the whole family that promises to have
you proud of your Scottish heritage!
An Alternative Burns Supper Trail takes place on Friday 20th January at Gourock Park from
6pm-8pm and Saturday 21st January 2023 at Lunderston Bay from 4:30pm-6:30pm. The
event promises an amazing evening with Scottish-themed events to entertain the masses.
An Alternative Burns Supper is compiled of 4 key elements, the first being the walk/trail,
which ensures guests are well prepared for Robert Burn’s night, along the walk trailers will
meet performers from Mischief La-Bass that will prepare them for the upcoming celebrations.
The interactive activities will begin with a Haggis Hunt, as everyone knows the little haggis
is a pesky creature to capture but with the help of our gamekeeper, audiences will stalk the
woods with an array of traps, snares and ridiculous tools to help bag themselves a haggis for
supper. Participants will be well equipped with all the passed knowledge from our experts
such as the creature’s natural habitat, known patterns of behaviour and cunning escape
techniques, that will ensure the successful entrapment of a wild haggis.
Once we’ve bagged a haggis, participants will move along the trail to be greeted by Tam O
Banter who will teach our guests how to secure a hot date with a slice of teuchter tush! Tam
will bestow upon our guests the language of love and show them how to pen a verse to
really make their dating profile stand out. Before our audience knows it they’ll be fluent in
wooing and irresistible to all.
Equipped with the language of love, our audiences will continue on the trail to meet the
formidable Nanny Dee, the infamous witch that tormented Tam O Shanter. To rebuild her
fragile image before Burn’s Night celebrations demonise her again, Nanny Dee is offering
our travellers goodwill potato peeling readings and a mystical potion to ward off the evil eye.
Our weary travellers will end their journey with a makeover to ensure they are in the proper
attire for a traditional Burns Supper. Wayne McGak is out and about scouting this year’s
fashion fashionistas and fashion fails. Wayne will help our audiences find the tartan they
should be wearing according to their clan. Wayne will aid you in tracing your ancestry to
ensure you show up to the supper in the hottest look from your clan.
Now that our audiences are fully prepared for Burns night, they are welcome to join the
campfire celebrations with food and drink from Rambling Recipes and live performances
promising to keep everyone entertained. If our guests can’t get enough, there will also be
arts and crafts activities to further get into the Burns Night spirit!
You can register for your FREE tickets below:
Friday 20th January 2023
Saturday 21st January 2023