After the ball in November, the Saint Andrew’s Society of the Algarve is holding their traditional Burns Supper at the Ponte Romana restaurant in Silves on Saturday, January 26.
Members and guests will be paying tribute to the national poet of Scotland Robert Burns.
Once again guests will be greeted by piper Malcolm MacGillivray, and after a glass of bubbly will sit down for the usual supper of soup, followed by haggis with “neeps and tatties” and then a sweet – all accompanied by wine.
Apart from the supper itself and thetraditional address to the haggis, a short speech about the life and times of Robert Burns and lively toasts to the Laddies and Lasses, the bulk of the evening will be spent on Scottish dancing.
Tickets for the supper will be €25 for Society members and €27.50 for non-members and are available from Kathy Prentice (919 635 246).
Anyone interested in knowing more about the Saint Andrew’s Society of the Algarve – no need to be Scots – should ring Kathy Prentice or Chieftain Doug McAdam on 935 577 362. And if you would like to give Scottish dancing a try, contact Mardie Cunningham, who runs the dancing at the International School of the Algarve in Porches on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm (282 356 029).