2016 Burn's Lunch


A ‘Burns’ lunch was held in the club on Sunday 24th January 2016 to celebrate the life and poetry of ‘Rabbie Burns’ and is always held on the nearest Sunday to his birthday on the 25th. The address to the haggis was written by him to show his appreciation of the dish.
A fully kilted Piper, Alec, was present to pipe in the haggis, which was addressed once again by another splendid performance by Graham Dear, also attired in full Scottish regalia. The Piper continued to entertain the thirty six members present during the three course meal, which consisted of a potato, leek and salmon soup, the ‘haggis, neeps and tatties’, followed by a raspberry and cream dessert. An alternative main of chicken was available to those who were unsure of the ‘contents’ of the haggis! The excellent meal was prepared and served by our lovely steward, Sue, and her team of helpers. A ‘tot’ of whisky was available to all to drink, or pour over the haggis, and a most enjoyable afternoon was rounded off with coffee. Many thanks to all those involved.
’Fair ta’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o’ the pudding race.
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‘What is a haggis?’

’Its a small four legged creature that lives in the Scottish Highlands, and has two legs shorter on one side of its body so that it can run around the mountains without toppling over. It can easily be caught in a net by running around the hill in the opposite direction!’
BD

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