(Burns' Night? The editor in me always wonders.)
As Scotland debates the vexed question of whether or not to go the route of independence, this year's Burns Night promises to be one of the most politically charged in years. In honour of one of Scotland's favourite sons, poet Robert Burns (who would have been 253 years old today), Caledonians will be celebrating with whisky and haggis.
At The Occidental Dancer, however, we're celebrating with Scottish dancer Lorna of Cairo, and her magnificent green tartan costume by Eman Zaki. I'll leave it to Jilly to bust open the whisky. Och aye!