Be warned; it could be a windy evening in the Hall
Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi the sun!
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o life shall run.
What do you mean you've never said this to the missus after a Saturday night out, keep it then for Valentines's Day, three short weeks away!
Robbie Burns, poet of Scotland, and the reason we can knock back the odd dram on January 25th, the anniversary of his birth, but not the house double in the Spread, which was probably brewed in Latvia!
And the Shrimpers are getting in the spirit, no pun intended, by offering 50% off a match ticket for Tuesday's rearranged fixture against Macclesfield Town if you turn up to the ticket office before hand wearing a kilt! (Though we're not sure where that leaves the season card holders with some Scots DNA!)
Blues boss Paul Sturrock, son Blair, Captain Craig Easton, and even Matt Paterson it seems, all have Scottish blood tlowing through their veins.
Sturrock told www.southendunited.co.uk: "With the weather we are having at the moment fair play to anyone who turns up in a kilt. It would be great if the fans can show their support for our Scottish contingent on Tuesday evening. I might even be tempted to dig out my own tartan and sporran for the occasion."
For those sitting in the east stand, especially if the wind whips up, you have been warned!
It's not just the blokes who can wear a spot of tartan