The Burns Night at the London Capital Club was held on the 25th January and Freeman Pippa Watmouugh and I attended to represent the Guild. A fine evening ensued commemorating the national poet of Scotland, Robert Burns.
The meal followed the usual format of piping in the haggis after a starter of Cullen skink, perhaps the second most famous Scottish soup after Scotch broth.
I did the Response to the Lassies Toast after the Loyal Toast but the real highlight of the night was the epic Burns poem Tam O’Shanter which done by a representative from each table, including me, verse by verse in a round. This is a lengthy and challenging poem particularly when read in the original auld Scots dialect but the assembled revellers enjoyed the collective efforts of the participants.
Sponsored by the recently resurrected Wolfburn whisky distillery you can imagine it was a fun filled evening.
Master Lee Robertson