Woodmill High School sixth-former addresses the haggis at Scottish Parliament Burns Supper

Burns Night 014Over 50 Scotland-based consuls-general joined MSPs, including Dunfermline’s Bill Walker, in the Scottish Parliament for the annual Consular Corps Burns Supper last Wednesday.

Mr Walker said: “It was a pleasure to meet representatives from as far afield as China and Rwanda. However, the highlight of the evening was the ‘Address to the Haggis’, given with great panache by Woodmill High School sixth-former, Miss Esther Garrow. Word and pitch perfect, Esther entertained the company with aplomb, including a daring knife display in which she despatched the haggis!  The international guests certainly enjoyed her contribution. Read more of this post

Burns Night

Dunfermline SNP recently celebrated a rather later than usual Burns Night, with the Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, as guest-of-honour. Read more of this post

Nicola Sturgeon Replies for the Lassies at Dunfermline SNP Burns Night

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave a rousing ‘Reply for the Lassies’ when she celebrated Burns Night last Friday in Crossford, Fife. She joined around 100 guests for the event in the Keavil House Hotel, which was organised by Dunfermline SNP and chaired by MSP Bill Walker. Read more of this post

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”. Read more of this post