Burns Illuminated

23rd – 25th January

Robert Burns

Glasgow’s City Chambers will be illuminated with the story of Scotland’s favourite poet, Robert Burns, told in sound and light from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th January. 

Over the weekend, artist Ross Ashton, famed for his outdoor building illumination, will tell the poet’s story in a wonderful sound and light presentation which will be projected onto the City Chambers.

On Sunday evening, join Andy Cameron and special guests for a fun-filled, family oriented programme of performances in George Square celebrating the life and work of Robert Burns.  The programme begins at 5.30pm, and finishes at 8pm.  The full programme schedule is shown below:

  • 5.30: Programme begins with Andy Cameron
  • 5.45: Welcome from Deputy Lord Provost, Councillor Allan Stewart
  • 5.50: A Mans a Man For Aw That, Lone Piper & 2 Drummers In Turret
  • 6.05: Lighting Projection
  • 6.20: Address To The Haggis, Andy Cameron
  • 6.30: Sirens Of Titan
  • 6.45: School pupils scatter rose petals around Burns statue, accompanied by the Sirens of Titan playing My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
  • 6.50: The Immortal Memory, David Sibbald
  • 7.00: Red Hot Chilli Pipers
  • 7.20: To A Mouse, David Sibbald.  Lighting projection on 3 windows of the City Chambers: Holy Willie (door creaking), Tam O’Shanter & To A Mouse
  • 7.25: Michelle McManus
  • 7.45: Auld Lang Syne, Skye Pipe Band (sponsored by Phoenix Honda Glasgow)
  • 7.50: Fireworks
  • 8.00: Haste Ye Back, to finish

This event is free and unticketed, so get there early to get a good seat!