Burns Supper in Silves

The Saint Andrew’s Society of the Algarve will be holding its Burns Supper at Restaurante Ponte Romana in Silves on Saturday, January 27. Starting at 7pm, guests will be greeted at the entrance by piper Malcolm MacGillivray.

Guests will enjoy a bubbly reception before sitting down to dinner with MacSween’s haggis (after the Beast has been formally addressed and slain), tatties and neeps as the main course. For non-believers, vegetarian haggis or grilled chicken will be available, but must be ordered in advance. The meal will be accompanied by wine and perhaps even some amber mead!

After supper, there will be the traditional “Immortal Memory” speech about the life and times of Robert Burns, followed by the humorous toasts to the Lassies and Laddies. Then it will be time for what most people come for – the Scottish country dancing. This is aimed to include beginners with each dance being walked through beforehand. The evening will end with Auld Lang Syne.

To practise your Scottish country dancing skills, or even give it a try beforehand, give Mardie Cunningham a call (282 356 029) about the sessions at the Nobel School in Porches on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Tickets are available from Treasurer Kathy Prentice on 919 635 246 at €27.50 for Society members and €30 for non-members.