Leicester Caledonian Society


Burns Night 2016

The Society had a Burns night celebration of quality rather than quantity at Birstall Golf Club on 29th January 2016.  Our hosts were President Murdo Ferrier and Mrs Gina Ferrier who is also President of the East Midlands Association of Scottish Societies this year.
About forty members and guests enjoyed a traditional Burns night with haggis from Dumfries piped in by Honorary Piper Carl Wilkinson and addressed by Past President Hugh Mackay. A splendid meal was followed by toasts, songs, some piping and later dancing to music by Peter Scatterty.
Fraternal Greetings from 28 kindred Societies including several from overseas were recorded by our Honorary Secretary, Gina Ferrier.

Burns’ Grace before meat was given by Margaret Spence. The Toast to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns was given by Hugh Mackay and honoured in silence. The toast to the Lassies was proposed by President Murdo Ferrier and Valerie Mackay made a gracious reply.

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