Red, Red Rose Street

  • This article has been written with the support of Burns&Beyond.
  • 4 November 2019
Red, Red Rose Street

The capital's famous city centre street hosts a series of free and ticketed events for audiences of all ages as part of Burns&Beyond

Rose Street was frequented by Burns and today's bars and restaurants that inhabit the street have remained pillars of Edinburgh history, each building and venue forming part of the city's rich past. During Burns&Beyond,you can explore the shops, bars and restaurants, whilst enjoying comedy, theatre and live music in many of the venues. Here are some of the highlights of the Red, Red Rose Street programme.

Rabbie Ramble

The Rabbie Ramble returns, where families can once again collect a Rabbie Ramble Map from the Information Centre at the Assembly Rooms, George Street and set off to discover hidden clues and puzzles throughout the area. Once complete, claim your prize and earn a well-deserved rest in one of the many cafes, bars or restaurants, where you will find special Burns&Beyond offers in many of the businesses.

Red, Red Rose Street

The Big Burns Quiz

New for 2020, The Big Burns Quiz will be held in bars throughout Rose Street on Wed 22 Jan. Teams will compete against other bars, testing their knowledge on everything Scotland from Robert Burns to Scottish pop music, Scottish history to popular culture. To find out how to enter and support your favourite Rose Street bar, for more details.

Chinese New Year – Lucky Red Envelopes

Also during Red, Red Rose Street, you can join in the Chinese New Year celebrations by picking up a Lucky Red Envelope from participating businesses on Rose Street. Find hidden prizes, business offers, Burns&Beyond with Johnnie Walker Festival tickets or maybe a Burns poem to brighten your day.

You can also visit the Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre Basement, Burns&Beyond Festival Club at the Assembly Rooms or Freemasons' Hall, George Street to enjoy some incredible live music, theatre, comedy and dancing for all ages.

Red, Red Rose Street, throughout Rose Street, Edinburgh, Mon 20–Sun 26 Jan, free and ticketed events. Visit for full listings of Rose Street events and business offers.

Red, Red Rose Street

Celebration of the work of Robert Burns where visitors can enjoy spoken word, a traditional Burns' Supper, dance, poetry and music at various locations along Rose Street.

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