Fergus Legion, 500 Blair Street, Fergus, Canada,January 26

A good mix of food and entertainment is offered by this interactive celebration. Traditional Scottish fare with dancing, bagpipes and theatrics.www.fergusscottishfestival.com

Big Burns Supper,Dumfries, Scotland,January 25-27

Aweekend full of music, comedy, theatre, dance, art and cinema – exactly the right mix for both young and old to honour Robert Burns.www.bigburnssupper.com

Alma Scottish Food and Drink Festival, The Alma, London,January 18-25

Scottish drinks, traditional food and entertainment, culminating a week of festivities on Burns Night, in London. Tel:0872 148 1239

Hong Kong Highlanders Burns Supper,January 25

Founded in 1988, the Hong Kong Highlanders is a society of expat-Scots, enjoying Scottish traditions in the Far East.www.hkhighlanders.com

Click here for a haggis recipe.