Birmingham is Burns Night capital of the UK

Birmingham is the Burns Night capital of the UK, after the city made more purchases per capita than two of Scotland's biggest cities: Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Birmingham is Burns Night capital of the UK
Birmingham is Burns Night capital of the UK

Birmingham is the Burns Night capital of the UK.

Sales of haggis and whisky have risen dramatically ahead of the Scottish supper, which celebrates the life and poetry of Robert Burns, according to sales figures released by Amazon.

Burns Night purchases per capita in the Midlands city have outsold those in Scotland itself: Glasgow and Edinburgh coming second and fourth respectively.

Ahead of the event, which takes place on Sunday January 25th, sales of haggis have increased by more than 220% in comparison to last year whilst books of poetry by Robert Burns are up by 380%.

The top towns for Burns Night purchases based on Amazon.co.uk sales per capita

1. Birmingham

2. Glasgow

3. Nottingham

4. Edinburgh

5. Doncaster

6. Peterborough

7. Southampton

8. Milton Keynes

9. Sheffield

10. Bristol

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