22nd January 2020
Leatherhead Parish Church

A little earlier than usual, 74 guests celebrated Burns Night in traditional style at the Parish Church Hall last Saturday.

Once the haggis was ceremoniously paraded into the room, the Revd Graham said the Selkirk Grace. This was followed by a recital of the Robbie Burns’ poem ‘Address to the Haggis’. Diners were then served a tasty meal of haggis, tatties and neeps.

Cranachan, the traditional Scottish dessert made with toasted oats, honey, whisky and raspberries, was only served once the gathered assembly had been entertained with Scottish songs and answers to the Scottish/Burns themed table quiz. Our photographer captured two guests looking for clues on the Robbie Burns serviettes!

It was great to watch so many people join in the ceilidh, whatever their gifting for Scottish dancing. The evening was rounded off with everyone gathering to sing Auld Lang Syne.

Burns’ Nicht is usually celebrated on 25 January, which is the anniversary of the Scottish poet, Robbie Burns’ birthday. However, we celebrated a week early as the Parish Church Hall had another booking that night!

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