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howf

(haʊf; həʊf) or

howff

n
Scot a haunt, esp a public house
[C16: of uncertain origin]
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A recent evening saw The Rotary Club of Dumfries take over the Globe Inn, Robert Burns'favourite howff, to celebrate the Bard's birth.
Yobs targeted the Wee Howff pub on High Street between 11pm on Sunday night and 10am on Monday morning.
The Nether Inn outside the train station exit is a good place to start, followed by The Old Bank Bar and The Counting House just off of The Howff Burial Ground.
RAISE a glass in The Globe Inn to toast Burns in his favourite howff - Old Scots for meeting place.
The whole place from courtyard through to lounge bar, snug, Burns room, Howff Club room, bedrooms and kitchen drips in Burns-abilia with poems, pictures and a treasure trove of artefacts such as the letter he wrote to a friend three months before his death in 1796 which "will be delivered to you by Mrs Hyslop, a landlady of the Globe Tavern here which for these many years has been my howff and where our friend Clarke and I have had many a merry squeeze".
David Smith, honorary secretary of the Burns Howff Club, said: "With respect to Status Quo, I fail to see the connection between a pop group and the rich legacy of Robert Burns.
On his return to Glasgow, I looked forward to sharing a pint or two with him as, during his Celtic days and on visits home from France, Johnston often popped into my favoured howff just off the Broomielaw - a favourite with many Celtic managers, players and fans.
HAD an e mail from Graham Melvin who will be glad to know he was won a couple of quid from Jim the barman at his local howff, the Pollok Ex-Servicemen's Club, in Glasgow.
David Smith, honorary secretary of the Robert Burns Howff Club, said he would be 'appalled' if the ban was passed by the European Commission.
The Rotary Club of Dumfries took over the Globe Inn, Burns'favourite howff, to celebrate the Bard's birth.
The characters kept on coming and Fiona relished finding out that Mary Queen of Scots - who she describes as "the Princess Diana of her day" - charmed Dundee's stern city fathers and gave the Howff to the people as an open-air meeting place.