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Burns Night Supper

Saturday January 23rd 2016

 

Burns Night Supper 2016 was this time celebrated at Sheffield Hallam University. With a "slainte" from the Lord Mayor, and a haggis piped in "wi' a' the honours," more than 100 members and their guests held a traditional Burns Night.

 

The highlight of the evening was Helen Morrison's powerful, thought provoking insight into Burns as a passionate decrier of the evils of poverty and inequality. All the expected ingredients for Burns night were there:  witty, and mercifully short, toasts to the lassies, the city, the Society and guests, a splendid array of tartan and enthusiastic dancing.  A very good time was had by all.

Burns Night Supper 2017

 

On Friday January 27th over 80 members and friends of The Caledonian Society of Sheffield attended the Copthorne Hotel for their annual Burns Night Supper. The event was graced with the presence of The Master and Mistress Cutler and the Lord Mayor and Consort.

A welcome was given to all by Society President Mrs Anne Mould. The haggis was piped in by Mr. Alex Ritchie and addressed by Mr. Ian McMaster. The Immortal Memory was given by Alex Ritchie and the toast to The City We Bide In by senior vice president Mr. Willy Coupar MBE. This was replied to by the Lord Mayor's Consort, Councilor Terry Fox. The toast to the Lads and Lassies were given respectively by Mr. Richard Bevan and secretary to the Society Mrs. Sue Cameron . The Master Cutler proposed the toast to the Caledonian Society of Sheffield. The guests were entertained by singing by Mr. Kerr Kennedy. The evening was concluded by dancing to the music of the duo BlinkBonny. A fantastic evening was had by all.

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