Date & Time:
Tuesday, 25th January
Your Place via Zoom,
From WES Studio
On or about 25th January every year, Scots around the world gather, with their friends, to celebrate the birthday of the national Bard, Robert Burns (1797 to 1797). A supper is normally organised at which speeches are made, poems read, songs sung, and a traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties eaten along with liberal quantities of wine and whisky. The meal is sometimes followed by an eightsome reel or three. The singing of Auld Lang Syne brings the gathering to a close. We will be creating a celebratory evening for you with the help of some fine video material (‘simultaneous translation’ will be provided, where necessary).
Presenter: Sandy Leckie.
Food and Drink Suggestions: Putting a Burns Night supper together is easy. You’ll find slices of haggis (meat and vegetarian versions and packs of mashed turnip and potato) in most supermarkets across the UK in the second half of January. Some even stock Burns Night suppers as TV dinners! A full-bodied red wine (Côtes-du-Rhône or similar) will match the rich, spicy flavours of the haggis well. As for Whisky, a miniature of a highland Malt will do just fine. Now, dinna fasch yersel! Don’t feel obliged to ‘go native’. Feel free to join in with your own choice of things to eat and drink.
Bookings are closed for this event.