The skirl of the bagpipes will welcome you to a wonderful evening of traditional Scottish culture, poetry, music, dancing, good food and a dram or two of whisky. Our piper will then lead us in to the dining area. After the loyal toasts to the monarchs of Sweden and Great Britain, we will enjoy the Address to the Haggis, written by Burns in 1786. Whisky traditionally accompanies this poem but wine will also be served. Before dinner, a traditional Scottish prayer, the Selkirk Grace, will be read.
After the first course comes the “Immortal Memory”, a personal tribute to Burns’ life and works. The main course is followed by the light hearted speeches to the Lassies (girls) and Laddies (boys). These should bring a few smiles to your faces. After the dessert our resident musicians will play a medley of Burns’ best-known songs.
The lottery, with attractive prizes that include bottles of malt whisky, will raise already-heightened spirits. Coffee will then be served. By now our dance master will be waiting for your participation in a few of the easier Scottish dances (see over if you would like to practice them). The bar will be open after dinner. To end this wonderful evening we will all join hands to sing, “Auld Lang Syne”.