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Burns night supper

Members and guests of the St Andrew’s Society of the Algarve will be paying tribute to Robert Burns during a traditional Burns Supper on January 22 at the Ponte Romana restaurant in Silves.

Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland, was born in Alloway in Ayrshire on January 25, 1750 and Burns Suppers have been held since the end of the 18th century to celebrate his life and works.

While Burns Suppers are most popular in Scotland, they take place all over the world with formal and informal evenings of entertainment, usually involving whisky and haggis, marking the day.

In the Algarve, guests to the supper in Silves will be welcomed by Malcolm MacGillivray playing the bagpipes before enjoying a supper of soup and a traditional haggis with “neeps and tatties”.

After the supper, there will  be a short speech about the life and times of Robert Burns, culminating with a toast to the Scottish poet, with the rest of the evening to be spent dancing and ending with the singing of Auld Lang Syne.

Tickets to the supper cost €25 for members of the society and €27.50 for non-members.

For further information, please call Kathy Prentice on 919

635 246