Our annual Burns Lunch took place on Sunday 20th January. The event started with the haggis being piped in by John and a formal ‘address to the haggis’ by Campbell. The traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties was then served, followed by coffee and shortbread. After this a programme of traditional Scottish entertainment took place, with readings in the Scottish dialect by Campbell, music and song by our guest Ailsa and community singing of Burns’ songs. A very successful event ended with everyone joining in ‘Auld Lang Syne’.
A Red, Red Rose
O my Luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
As fair are thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my Dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.
Till a' the seas gang dry, my Dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve!
And fare thee weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile!