The Skirl of the Pipes
Camperdown - Robert Burns Festival (19th - 21st May 2017) The Robert Burns Festival was born out of the discovery of a Robert Burns statute in the Camperdown Botanic Gardens, one of the oldest outdoor statutes of Burns in the world. Originally gifted to the town in 1833 the statute was damaged by vandals in 2011 and in the process of restoration, the statue's history was uncovered.
Since then, the town has celebrated the regions Scottish heritage with a Robert Burns Festival. Highlights of the weekend include a diverse range of events focusing on local history, music, literature, dance, poetry, hill runs, workshops, food and the most annoying of Scottish sports, Golf. The centrepeice of the weekend is the Deerstalker and Ghillies Ball held on the Saturday night. more..