Morrow Gets Taste of Scottish Tradition During Adventure Weekend

By schwartzsa | January 19, 2011

Student blogger Sara Morrow is currently studying in Edinburgh, Scotland, through Arcadia’s College of Global Studies. Her Jan. 17 posting, “Pure Awesomeness,” regales her unforgettable weekend adventure in Firbush Point, a residential outdoor activity center located only eighty miles from Edinburgh in the Southern Highlands of Scotland. The event allowed Morrow to  hike, dance and celebrate her way to an authentic Scottish experience.

“When we got back to our lodge we were all hot and exhausted. The showers were a must. But the evening was just starting: the staff had prepared a traditional Burns Supper for us. Held on January 25, the day of Robert Burns’ birthday, this supper is a time when Scottish people get together with friends and family for a dinner of haggis, neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes), and give speeches to honor the national poet, Robert Burns. He did much to preserve Scottish national identity during a time when England was assuming more and more cultural influence in Scotland. This is his lasting legacy.”

Read the full posting that includes breathtaking scenery, an extraordinary sampling of haggis, and a three-hour marathon dancing a traditional Scottish jig.