Scottish Parliament is Memorable Venue for American Erin’s First Burns Supper

Student Erin Frazer from South Carolina has attended her first ever Burns Supper—in the impressive surroundings of the Scottish Parliament. The Political Science student, currently working as an intern for MSP Bill Walker, described the traditional celebration as a “wonderful event”.
Erin, who is taking classes in Scottish History at Napier University as part of her degree, celebrated the event with around 80 other guests. The supper took place in the silver service Members’ Restaurant, with MSPs of all parties, family and friends, staff and several other interns.
Caithness, Sutherland and Ross MSP Rob Gibson, Convener of the Parliamentary Burns Club, hosted the evening and sang some classic Burns songs for his supper, accompanying himself on the guitar. North East Scotland MSP Alex Johnstone  gave the Immortal Memory to the life of Robert Burns, while a number of other MSPs performed particular party pieces. At the end of the evening, everyone formed a large circle for “Auld Lang Syne”. 
Erin will take home happy memories of the event after she finishes her internship in late April. In the meantime, she is based in the Scottish Parliament, doing an excellent job of assisting Mr Walker’s staff with research and media. 
After she completes her current degree, she is set to take up a place at Law School where she will study to become an attorney.

Politicial Science Student Erin Frazer and MSP Bill Walker at Burns Supper in Parliament

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