Scottish fun for all

Doug McAdam, whose profile as a former diplomat is featured in the October edition of the Algarve Goodlife Magazine, became Chieftain of the St Andrew’s Society of the Algarve earlier this year and is eager to raise the profile of the Society.  

He told the Algarve Resident: “This is a group of Scots and other nationalities whose main aim is to promote things Scottish, but also to enjoy themselves.”

The society holds two main events each year, the annual Burns’ Supper in late January and the St Andrew’s Ball in late November.

However, there are a range of other activities held throughout the year which have so far included 10-pin bowling, wine tastings and most recently a Beetle Drive.  

Doug McAdam said: “The highlight of our year will be the St Andrew’s Ball on Saturday, November 27, at the Hotel Le Meridien Penina.

“As usual, the Sounds of Islay band will be flying in to entertain us, our marvellous piper Malcolm MacGillivray will be playing for us, and after another splendid meal we will have our traditional Scottish dancing.”

He added: “It promises to be another super evening so please come and join in the fun and there’s no need to be Scottish!”

Meanwhile, for those who would like to brush up on or take up Scottish Country dancing, sessions are led by Mardie Cunningham at the International School of the Algarve in Porches on Monday evenings.

For further information about the St Andrew’s Society of the Algarve or any of the activities please call Kathy Prentice on 919 635 246.