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All Guild members invited to free Burns’ Night Supper

By 18th January 2021July 27th, 2023No Comments

A Burns’ Night is not just for the Scots! That’s thanks to the Guild’s wonderful Scottish branch which has organised a free event for all members to attend at the end of January.

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

Time: 7.30pm – 9.45pm with option to continue after.

Cost: Free

Register: Click here

Renowned as one of the top events in the BGAJ Scotland diary, the Burns’ supper kicks off the annual social diary for many, offering some of the finest Scottish food with a series of traditional and humorous speeches and recitals.

A Burns’ supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns. These suppers are normally held on, or near to, the poet’s birthday, 25 January, occasionally known as Burns’ Day but more commonly known as Burns’ Night.

For 2021, the event is heading online and is open to any BGAJ member – not just those in Scotland.

Join us on Friday 29 January 2021 by registering for free here.


7.30pm – Welcome from Eddie Gillanders, Editor, Farm North East

7.40pm – Hosts Colin Ferguson (Dumfries & Galloway NFUS Chairman and Farmers Weekly Columnist) and Claire Taylor (Scottish Farmer) introduce and set the agenda for the night.

7.45pm – Address the Haggis with Neale McQuistin (Kitchen Coos and Ewe, Writer for The Herald, and formerly a columnist for the Farmers Weekly).

8.00pm – The Immortal Memory, surprise guest

8.15pm – A special Burns’ recital, Alan Laidlaw, RHASS CEO

8.30pm – How much do you know about Burns? Quiz questions/interactive element with a prize – Colin Ferguson and Claire Taylor.

9.00pm – Toast to the Lassies, Ken Fletcher, (Editor, Scottish Farmer).

9.15pm – Reply, Jane Craigie (Jane Craigie Marketing & friends) “the lasses of Scotland”

9.30pm – Vote of thanks, Eddie Gillanders

9.45pm – Music from Fiona

9.55pm –    Close formal proceedings, Colin Ferguson and Claire Taylor and leave the rest of the evening for chit chat and dram.

More information

For more information, email Rebecca Dawes of Jane Craigie Marketing or call 07792 467730.