Burns Night at The Haven is getting better and better each year! This year’s attendance, possibly one of the biggest turnouts we have hosted for the event, enjoyed an evening’s bowling followed by a piped arrival of the Haggis c/w an Armed Escort - VP Dougie Laughlan - and Joe the Whiskey Bearer. We then witnessed a dramatic and sensitive rendition of The Bard’s “Ode tae The Haggis” by Ian Little in Full Regalia and Dirk. All under a near full moon - very moving.
The Haggis was duly toasted in traditional fashion and the assembled players then gathered inside the Club House to taste this icon of Scottish fare with traditional vegetable mash and whiskey dressing - and we were not disappointed, what a feast!
Andrew Wilkie entertained us with a selection of pipe music ranging from very traditional to light and lively. We even had a short selection of Irish origin, which was very sporting of him. The highlight however was a stirring performance of “The Flower of Scotland” which prompted an informal choir to sing as a full house at Murrayfield, Edinburgh. What a sound!
Another great night at The Haven and many thanks again to Andrew Wilkie for his magnificent contribution to the evening.