The traditionally Scottish Burns Night celebration in memory of Robbie Burns’ life and work was once again enjoyed with style by the community last week. As people gathered for dinner and a ceilidh in the Community Centre, the evening started with ‘the piping in of the haggis’ by Rory O’Connell and the splendour of Scottish national dress was to be seen.
In keeping with the usual protocol, toasts to Burns, the haggis, lasses and the men folk were delivered with creative flair. Community poet Margot Henderson read her own poem celebrating her love for the life and work of Robbie Burns. Later in the evening the tables were moved away to make room for dancing in traditional ceilidh style. The Foundation’s very international community enjoyed celebrating the Scottish way.