• Friday 27 January, 6–8.30pm

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An informal evening of short ‘taster’ talks exploring alternative responses to some of the Burns-inspired artworks in the Scottish collection. Speakers include: Claire Mitchell QC and Zoe Venditozzi, author, co-hosts of the Witches of Scotland podcast; researcher, writer, and translator in Scots Ashley Douglas, with more to be announced. 

Doors open 6pm; event starts at 6.30pm. A pay-bar will be serving drinks and snacks. 

Alexander Carse Tam O'Shanter at Alloway Kirk Unknown

Gallery facilities

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Accessible toilets for gallery visitors
  • Toilets for gallery visitors
  • Café
Getting here

Getting here

Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.

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  • Open daily, 10am-5pm
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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Friday Night Mixer | Alt Burns

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